We have received several reports of readers being unable to log in to
LWN.net this morning. It appears to be related to upgrading the NoScript Firefox plugin to version 1.8.1.
A new feature, called "Automatic Secure Cookie Management", appears to
interact badly with LWN's login code. Some workarounds are described in the FAQ. We
apologize for any inconvenience.
Update: Peter Palfrader reports that
whitelisting lwn.net for "unsafe" https cookies in NoScript Options ->
Advanced - HTTPS -> Cookies -> Enable Automatic Secure Cookies
Management fixes the issue.
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