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.
#29 Re: Profile question
Monday September 16th, 2002 10:49 AM
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Not entirely. HTTP_REFERER is only sent when a link is clicked on (and, in some browsers, if you say it's OK). So if you go to yourfavoritepornsite.com and then click the bookmark for your employer's site, they won't find out about you. This bug, however, seems to occur regardless of how you leave the page.