Open Bug 1211165 Opened 5 years ago Updated 3 years ago

User Interface for Controlling Speculative Pre-Connections

Categories

(Firefox :: Preferences, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

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(Reporter: david, Unassigned)

Details

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.
Product: Toolkit → Firefox
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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