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       Status: New => Incomplete

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  Form history sometimes remembers credit card details

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Bug description:
  This isn't a bug report as such, but this is a potential security
  issue. Unfortunately, I don't know if there's an easy answer to this.

  I only use the internet for purchases sparingly, but I've noticed that
  on some web pages that remember credit/debit card details, Firefox
  remembers the card number and security code as form history - and
  also, depending on how the web page is designed, the expiry date. It's
  an easy matter to clear private data, but this isn't something a
  newbie is likely to think of doing. (Okay, I know that Ubuntu by
  default requires you to log in with a password before you can get
  anywhere near the data kept by Firefox, but I worry that if, say, a
  laptop was stolen, it wouldn't be too hard to by-pass the password
  protection and access this data.)

  I'm happy to give examples of web sites that behave this way, but I'd
  rather not leave it somewhere publicly accessible. (Is there an e-mail
  address I could privately send that?)

  Is there any way firefox can be set up to not remember credit card
  details you have entered by default?

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: firefox 5.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Fri Jun 24 16:14:11 2011
   firefox 5.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.2
   adobe-flashplugin N/A
   icedtea-plugin 1.1~20110420-0ubuntu1.1
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
  SourcePackage: firefox
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-08 (47 days ago)

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