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<3 SRWare Iron.
The passwords being leaked have nothing to do with the browser FF itself. Besides, they were passwords to all inactive accounts.

Plus, isn't SRWare based off of a free source code, therefore it's just as vulnerable as any other browser?
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woah, that could be really serious.
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What I want to know is why Mozilla didn't hash passwords from the start. Even my private web site used hashed passwords from the start.
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What I want to know is why Mozilla didn't hash passwords from the start. Even my private web site used hashed passwords from the start.
They did use hashed passwords - they just didn't use salted passwords (until a year or so ago, hence why they know the accounts are inactive). Nowadays the passwords are more secure than they were, but they were always hashed.

So anyone could get the hash and could plug it through a reverse md5 website.
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