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Mozilla 1.0 RC3 Released

Thursday May 23rd, 2002

mozilla.org today released what they hope to be the final release candidate prior to shipping 1.0. The majority of the changes between RC2 and RC3 are crash fixes in all areas of the client. We presume that if crash data over the weekend is positive, mozilla.org could release Mozilla 1.0 as early as next week. Keep watching MozillaZine for news on 1.0 over the weekend, and for its release.

You download RC3 from mozilla.org's releases page or from the FTP site, or check out the release notes.


#73 Re: mozilla is spyware ?

by sh0rtie

Tuesday May 28th, 2002 8:04 AM

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I have the very same problem, so i typed into google "apps5.oingo" and "mozilla" and i landed here, so seems i am not alone.

i fired up the packet sniffer and it seems there is all sorts of communications going on between the mozilla browser and netscape mainly retrieving rdf files from "mychannelvip.netscape.com" and "mychannelvip2.netscape.com"

now if i switch between tabs in the sidebar and particular when i hit "history" mozilla tries to contact "find.com" this exists and uses "ns1.idealab.com" as the dns, the dns returns to "redirect.la.idealab.com" ,the web server responds with a 302 and redirects to apps5.oingo.com which is a domain park

if i close mozilla this redirection does not happen indicating it is not from spyware (checked with adaware to be safe) and is local to Mozilla

no information is sent to find.com wondering why the redirect is happening ?

all the sites involved have now been added to my firewall so now i just get the annoying alert box "the connection was refused" (why mozilla uses an alert box for this ill never know)

hope this answers a few questions but doesnt anwer why "find.com" is being contacted, a little research on idealab shows they are also responsible for newdotnet the invalid domain service , but a search on my system manually and using adaware does not show their files installed and as their components would also affect internet explorer showing up in the packet sniffer while running IE which it _doesnt_ leading to the conclusion this again is Mozilla only related

i too would like some answers to whats going on as i don't wish to wade through 100k lines of source

using RC3 2002052306 winXP