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This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 13 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 13 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Two more ‘critical flaws’ which could allow a user to gain access to private information, such as banking details, logins and passwords have been found in Firefox. Information on temporary workarounds is provided here. This is, apparently, the fourth major security scare at Mozilla in three months – eek.

This 575th post was filed under: Technology.

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Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 17:20 on 14th May 2005.

An update for Firefox which is designed to fix the above flaw is now available from here.


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