Mozilla 1.2 Beta Released

Wednesday October 16th, 2002

Mozilla 1.2 Beta is here! With this latest release come new features like link prefetching, viewing toolbars as text/images/both, GTK theme for Linux Mozilla (when in the classic theme), filter after the fact and filter logging in Mozilla Mail, bookmark groups as start page, and much, much more. Along with the new features come many stability and performance improvements and new code for yet to be enabled features like XFT font support. Check out the Release Notes for more details and a list of known issues. As usual, builds are available from's web site or FTP server.

#8 Re: Security?

by bertilow

Thursday October 17th, 2002 3:54 AM

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"Are there any security aspects to this? Couldn't someone make a web page with these links to make it look like I've been looking at illegal material (e.g. child pornography)?"

That can already be done very easily with ordinary HTML and CSS. Images can be included in the page, and hidden with CSS. The images will be downloaded to your cache, without you knowing it. It can also be done with JavaScript, of course.

Even whole HTML pages can be included in iframes, again hidden with CSS.

So this prefetching thing does not really add any such security issues, besides perhaps making this kind of naughty behaviour even easier than it is already.