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Authored by: signal15 on Nov 19, '02 09:43:42PM

Why would you ever want to do this? It may be convenient for you, but it's also very convenient for virus authors and people who write hostile code. It's a good way to get your box compromised.

I would hope that the mozilla authors would never add a setting like this.



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Authored by: mahakk on Nov 20, '02 04:36:13AM

as an option, it's ok.
think about it: in most cases you download something and are going to open it *anyway*, so why not have the browser trigger... say... diskcopy for you?



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Authored by: bipto on Nov 20, '02 08:24:46AM

It seems to me the next logical step after downloading a file would be to open it (as in, to decompress it, mount a .dmg, etc). Why not have your browser take the next step for you?



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Authored by: baltwo on Nov 23, '02 11:56:07PM

Primarily, because I usually surf, download interesting stuff, get off the internet, then investigate what I've downloaded. I surely don't want the program to mount any images while I'm still surfing and downloading stuff.

Cheers



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Authored by: GlowingApple on Oct 09, '06 01:14:58PM

A web site can trigger a download without your intervention. Just visiting a site that had such a virus would cause your browser to download this virus and then open it. Safari saw this with a malicious widget a while back. While having auto-open enabled is convenient, it can be a security hole as well.

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