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Re: Firefox 'New Tab' Feature Exposes Users' Secured Info
said by chrisretusn:Exactly. Although, someone could come along and turn that back on. I don't let people I don't trust access my 'puter, so I don't worry about that so much. Your solution is all I did the first day I spotted this new 'feature'....
Not sure that anyone has mention this yet. The simplest method of turning off the new tab page is found here: How do I turn the new tab page off?
This should work just fine, since clicking the images on the new tab page is the problem.
said by EdmundGerber:Suggest that users also add the following items to 'user.js'. This prevents accidental changes due to updates, addons, etc.
Although, someone could come along and turn that back on. I don't let people I don't trust access my 'puter, so I don't worry about that so much.
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said by EdmundGerber:I understand where you're coming from but...
I don't let people I don't trust access my 'puter, so I don't worry about that so much.
The point that should be made, especially in a security forum isn't about 'us" though.
Not directed at you at all EdmundGerber , but shouldn't security be about protecting the average, not computer security literate user?
IMO, setting it as default is not a 'feature', it's a security hole for the average end user & if not the average user who is it that we are protecting?
From a purely security view I'm not convinced that it should be a feature at all, let alone the default.