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Jodi Thomson JODI@w...
Wed Apr 6 15:57:51 NZST 2005


Jodi W. Anderson, Mr (BA, A+, MCP) - Computer Systems Consultant
Waikato University Library - Computing Operations Group
Ph: +64 7 838 4323
email: jodi@w...

"Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've
forgotten this before."   

> should keep an eye on this one if your using or supporting 
> Firefox/Mozilla....
> from:,1759,1782332,00.asp
> A moderately critical security flaw in the Mozilla 
> Foundation's Firefox Web browser could put users at risk of 
> information disclosure attacks, according to an advisory from 
> security research outfit Secunia.
> The vulnerability has been confirmed in Firefox 1.0.1 and 
> 1.0.2, the two latest browser releases from the open-source 
> foundation. It also affects the Mozilla suite, Secunia warned.
> Secunia has released an online test to allow Firefox and 
> Mozilla users to determine if they are affected by the bug.
> As a temporary workaround, Secunia suggests that JavaScript 
> support be disabled.

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