Mathew J. Schwartz reports:
When Firefox version 13 debuted earlier this month, it included a new tab-restoration feature–but at what privacy cost?
“When opening a new tab, users are now presented with their most visited pages,” according to Mozilla’s Firefox 13 release notes.
But as one Firefox user discovered, that tab-restoration feature was also “taking snapshots of the user’s HTTPS session content,” reported The Register, after one of its readers opened a new tab and was “greeted by my earlier online banking and webmail sessions complete with account numbers, balances, subject lines, etc.”
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