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Browser To Patch Tab Security Issue

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June 25, 2012

InformationWeek reports on a tab-restoration feature in Firefox version 13. The updated browser presents the user’s most-visited pages when opening a new tab, but according to one user, the feature was also “taking snapshots of the user’s HTTPS session content.” In one case, after opening a new tab, a user was “greeted by my earlier online banking and webmail sessions complete with account numbers, balances, subject lines, etc.” Mozilla has said it is working on a solution, adding, “We are aware of the concern and have a fix that will be released in a future version of Firefox.”
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