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Mozilla downplays Firefox bug, passes on fix Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Latest News Mozilla on Tuesday said that it will not patch a bug that blocks the display of a warning when Firefox detects a potentially deceptive URL, saying the flaw was not a threat. "This issue poses very low risk to users," said Johnathan Nightingale, director of Firefox development, in an entry yesterday to Mozilla's security blog . "There is currently no fix in plan since Mozilla does not believe this can be used to attack users."

Others backed Mozilla's decision to ignore the bug.

Michal Zalewski, a Google security engineer who frequently submits Firefox vulnerabilities , called the bug report a "non-issue," and in a message to Bugzilla, Mozilla's change- and bug-tracking database, asked, "...why [is] this even being seriously discussed?"

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