Detect insecure fill-in/submission of SSNs

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Core
HTML: Form Submission
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enhancement
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Ram Moskovitz, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1
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Warn the user when they type a number into an insecure form which looks like a
social security number if not submitting to a TLS/SSL protected site.

Rationale: this is another bit of anti-phishing bar-raising, and user protection.

If we check submitted values, it's possible that a page author may use
JavaScript to scramble the values before submission. So we may want to run the
checking code onblur, and warn the user at that point.

Very similar to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=287092


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Is this something you want as part of _Gecko_, or as part of the app?  The app
can already register as a form submit observer if it wishes....  And certainly
Gecko is not going to be running random onblur handlers on everything in sight.
Depends on: 287092
Even typing your numbers into a dodgy site could be enough to have them
captured. You don't need a form submission. The site could send each character
to the server as it's typed using XMLHttpRequest. 

IMO, a better approach is for the browser to have a heuristic-based phishing
detector, and if it's suspicious of a site, disable all form controls until the
user has followed the procedure to dismiss the yellow bar and enable them.

Gerv
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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