Open Bug 1211165 Opened 5 years ago Updated 3 years ago
User Interface for Controlling Speculative Pre-Connections
Provide a user interface to enable and disable speculative pre-connections (preference variable network.http.speculative-parallel-limit implemented by bug #814169). Also, the default for network.http.speculative-parallel-limit should be 0 (disabled). As pointed out in the comment at <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=814169#c33>, enabling speculative pre-connections by default constitutes a security vulnerability. > Moving my cursor across a Web page from the scroll bar to a > desired link (or vice-versa) can easily subject me to loading an unwanted > advertisement, a tracking cookie, malware, etc. Without a user interface, users are left totally unaware of this vulnerability.
Normally, I would have submitted this bug report as an RFE. Because of the security problem cited in my original description, however, I consider bug #814169 incompletely implemented and thus submitted this as Normal.
I am a SeaMonkey user, not a Firefox user. Was not bug #814169 implemented globally in Toolkit and thus in both Firefox and SeaMonkey? Or is this only in Firefox?
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