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.
#57 Real World
Wednesday September 18th, 2002 12:19 PM
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My comments are based on real-world experience, not one someone is speculating about sitting at their computer. I've seen IE and Mozilla-based browsers run under the same conditions. The Mozilla-based browser can be completely locked down and I've never seen it exploited. IE, on the other hand, is inherently insecure and is exploited regularly by security hacks that Mozilla safely ignores.