Mozilla Privacy Bug
Saturday September 14th, 2002
Yesterday, ZDNet UK News reported that Mozilla has a privacy flaw involving HTTP referers. The flaw can be exploited using the
The bug was filed in Bugzilla as bug 145579 on Sunday 19th May, with the more serious
UPDATE! Bug 145579 has now been made public.
ANOTHER UPDATE! A fix has been checked in to the trunk. A patch for the 1.0 branch will follow shortly.
YET ANOTHER UPDATE! A patch has now been checked in to the 1.0 branch.
#20 Security flaws
Monday September 16th, 2002 1:29 AM
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I use Mozilla and Mozilla-based browsers almost exclusively and have never been struck by security flaws in any of them. I also support a Mozilla-based browser at work for public access computers and I have NEVER had a security problem with it in 1.5 years of use. On the other hand, I also have to support Internet Explorer at work and I am constantly having to fend off the security holes in IE. Things have settled down a bit with Windows 2000 versus Windows 98, which was a security nightmare, but I still have to download and install "critical" patches on a weekly basis with IE. That's real-world experience. Maybe you can share your experiences that would convince me to abandon Mozilla for IE's bugginess.