[SATLUG] RE: noticing more pop-ups w/ firefox

Thomas King kingttx at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 11 13:42:59 CDT 2004

Just tried DrudgeReport, and the little bar at the top told me it had
blocked a popup.  This is on Windows 2000 with 1.0PR.  Is everybody
else getting them only on Linux?  I'll have to wait until I get home
to try that out.

Sean Crandall 

On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 11:01:15 -0500, mattvaldes at satx.rr.com
<mattvaldes at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jonathan Hull <masterr at gmail.com>
> Date: Monday, October 11, 2004 8:47 am
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] noticing more pop-ups w/ firefox
> > I havn't noticed any at all. And believe me I notice popups.
> >
> > Maybe web designers have found a way around Mozilla's/Firefox's popup
> > blocker. Or maybe you have an old version. What version are you
> > running? I really suggest getting the newest due to some recently
> > found vulnerabilities in both Mozilla and Firefox.
> >
> That's the same thing I was going to advise, until I went to DrudgeReport
and got my first pop-up in ages. I couldn't buy a pop-up from WOAI, and I
haven't gotten pop-ups from my regularly visited sites, so maybe it has
something to do with the  site in particular...

I had one from Travelocity.com when checking on flight schedules at work. At
home, off of RH9 and Firefox, (I can't remember the site but it used to
throw a lot of popups on IE) it let one through but blocked the rest.

Are they wising up and finding new ways to assault our browsers?

Tom King
Travel Coordinator, UT Health Science Center
210-567-6032 fax

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