Tabbed browsing security

An interesting article over at The Register highlighting how tabbed browsers can increase the risk of phishing. There are a couple of concrete recommendations that I guess Epiphany should take on board (if they haven’t already– Firefox and Konqueror are already on the case):

  • Keep the user informed as to which tab is responsible for any popup dialog boxes.
  • Don’t allow inactive tabs to spawn dialog boxes in the first place.

Of course, if everyone followed the HIG and didn’t use tabbed MDI interfaces, we wouldn’t have the problem, right? :o) (Kidding!)