Redirecting browser tabs via "tabnabbing"
Posted May 27, 2010 7:35 UTC (Thu) by NicDumZ
Parent article: Redirecting browser tabs via "tabnabbing"
Thanks to those mozilla changes related to CSS :visited privacy it seems that soon enough, tabsnappers will not be able to scan visitor's history.
But random shot-in-the-dark tabsnapping attacks targeted to famous websites will still be possible, and will probably fool a lot of users.
Firefox account manager is a promising new security approach: I can't help but notice that in this security model I surrender a lot of my user security awareness to simply hand over most of the security and privacy-related operations to my browser. It is not necessarily a bad thing, just another approach that needs to be cautiously designed to make sure the the new habits spawned by this account manager will not endanger careless users more than the current "you are fully responsible for your actions" method.
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