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Mozilla Foundation Announces Security Bug Bounty Program

Tony Alicea
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"MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - August 2, 2004 - The Mozilla Foundation today announced the Mozilla Security Bug Bounty Program, an initiative that rewards users who identify and report security vulnerabilities in the open source project's software. Under the new program, users reporting critical security bugs - as judged by the Mozilla Foundation staff - will collect a $500 cash prize."

http://www.mozilla.org/press/mozilla-2004-08-02.html
SJ Adnams
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So what about all the 'non security' bugs?

I care more about the favicon's next to the correct link in bookmarks, disapearing scrollbars, and https sites that lock all the tabs up... etc...

if they can't fix those it doesn't give people much confidence in the more obscure (security) bugs.
Joe King
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Originally posted by SJ Adnams:
So what about all the 'non security' bugs?

I care more about the favicon's next to the correct link in bookmarks, disapearing scrollbars, and https sites that lock all the tabs up... etc...

if they can't fix those it doesn't give people much confidence in the more obscure (security) bugs.


Its not as bad as IE with its host of wonderful 'features', the most annoying one being that IE crashes whenever I use it to look at parts of the Word API documentation on the microsoft website. You would have thought that they'd test their browser on their own website......
Jeroen Wenting
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are you sure it's not some 3rd party browser plugin causing the problems?


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SJ Adnams
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firefox, latest release, no plugins.
Chris Mathews
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Originally posted by SJ Adnams:
So what about all the 'non security' bugs?

I care more about the favicon's next to the correct link in bookmarks, disapearing scrollbars, and https sites that lock all the tabs up... etc...

if they can't fix those it doesn't give people much confidence in the more obscure (security) bugs.

Personally, I haven't noticed any of these things and I have been using FireFox as my primary browser since way back at version 0.4 (when it was called Phoenix). The worse thing I notice is incompatibilities with some websites due an extreme amount of IE centric javascript code... but this is hardly a fault of the browser.
Stan James
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I think Lotus had a bug bounty on 1-2-3 years ago. How did that work out for ya?


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