Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Lovezilla

An engaged couple share a computer. One day, the lady decides that she wants Firefox to remember the password of a site she frequents, having previously told Firefox not to save the password

She goes into Firefox's options, to the place where it lists all the sites for which FF does and doesn't remember passwords. There she finds that Firefox is not remembering passwords for jdate.com, swinglifestyle.com, and adultfriendfinder.com - all dating/hookup sites (jdate is Jewish singles, doncha know).

She realizes that since Firefox is saying that it's not remembering passwords for these sites, this means that somebody has told Firefox not to remember the passwords for these sites. Which means that somebody is visiting these dating sites and has a username and password for them. And she knows that it isn't her. She dumps the fiance and promptly files a bug report with the Firefox people.

And why is this a bug? Why is this a problem? Is it that
Firefox should be respecting every single area of privacy per user on one system. It's not doing that... I'm going to submit this as Major because not everyone shares one computer, but it should really be considered Critical.
Or is it because her fiance was trolling for hot Jewish singles on the net? I leave this as an exercise for the reader.

1 comment:

Jason Goldman said...

There are some nice comments in the bug report. Including one from Jesus Christ.