I noticed today that there’s a new security update for Firefox 2, it’s update 18.104.22.168.
Vista Parental Controls are not completely honored. In particular, file downloads do not honor Vista’s parental control settings. This will be addressed in an upcoming Firefox release.
They’ve been diligently looking into it since October with limited success at blocking all downloads but at least the mozilla devs are calling it out and agree they need to fix it in the next release, whenever that is. Here’s the bug: Bug 355554 : “File downloads should honor Vista’s parent control setting”
In the meantime, if you’re a parent and expect to lock down your children through Vista’s Parental Controls, be wary if they’re surfing with FF.
Here’s more basic info from msdn blogs on Family Safety on Windows Vista basic Parental Controls settings and Parental Controls in IE7 with controls that are more hardcore and browser specific. For instance if a child tries to download a file, instead of seeing the standard run/save/cancel download dialog the child see this:
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