The Firefox password manager vulnerability
Posted Nov 30, 2006 15:37 UTC (Thu) by k8to
In reply to: The Firefox password manager vulnerability
Parent article: The Firefox password manager vulnerability
I agree. Part of the problem is that so much "web security" is valueless. Some of it is valueless to the user, but not the site. Some of it is just plain valueless in its entirety.
The spawn of unnecessary 'security' is what begat this feature to paper over the problem. I think it's just fine that hackers will find out my login is "user" and my password is "password" at all these silly web domains.
Sure, some people do end up using this feature where security is actually important, but I think the crying wolf that websites do unnecessarily might be as big a security problem, in the long run, as anything else.
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