Firefox 14 tabs no longer sneak a peek at users' privates

Posted by caitlyn on Jul 21, 2012 6:34 AM EDT
The Register; By John Leyden
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Mozilla has plugged a privacy-related security hole in Firefox 13 and released a fixed version of its web browser. The flaw allowed the software's speed-dial-alike "new tab" feature to take snapshots of supposedly secure HTTPS sessions. Punters sounded the alarm over the feature that, for example, revealed online bank account details or private messages in webmail sessions to the next user of a shared PC.

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