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Firefox rushes out fix for password manager bug

Just days after shipping a patch for a dozen serious security holes in Firefox, Mozilla has rushed out another version to fix an annoying password manager bug.The newest Firefox 3.
Written by Ryan Naraine, Contributor on
Firefox rushes out fix for password manager bug
Just days after shipping a patch for a dozen serious security holes in Firefox, Mozilla has rushed out another version to fix an annoying password manager bug.

The newest Firefox 3.0.3 basically fixes a problem where users were unable to retrieve saved passwords or save new passwords.

Firefox's Mike Beltzner explains:

  • The symptom is that users who have password data stores with non-ASCII data saved as something other than UTF-8 (more common for people who have saved passwords on IDN domains or non en-US domains) will not be able to access their saved passwords or create any new saved passwords. There is no permanent dataloss, the saved data is just inaccessible.

Also see Bug 454708.

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