Bugzilla. Just the name of it sounds pretty scary, right? But Bugzilla is actually a tool the good guys use to help protect us against computer bugs. But now something has happened that could turn Bugzilla from a tool for good to a weapon for evil.
Like so many evil plots in science fiction, this one has the potential for doing a lot of damage - but in this case, it is real life, not science fiction!
But before I tell you what happened to help take Bugzilla to the dark side and how you can stay safe, first let me explain the concept of open source software. That will help you better understand exactly what's going on.
Open source software, or code, is free for the taking. No one owns it and lots of people constantly add improvements to make it better. The idea is that by making code freely available to anyone, then more people work to make it more secure than any one professional team could ever make it.
But this time, it seems that intention got turned upside down.