Lars M. Hansen wrote in news: firstname.lastname@example.org:
errr... I guess I'm the 'anonymous poster' you refer to? The clue to what I suggested is in that thread on the Mozilla forum: a reply by 'rtmjr50', a regular contributor. He states that when he updates Firefox to a new version NIS blocks it from running/connecting until he updates it (gives the new version permission) with the firewall. I don't use NIS but my firewall does the same for any app which is new, changed or updated until I renew it's permissions with my firewall. That's part of it's job and I'd be suspicious if it didn't. The point (or rather query) he (rtmjr50) posed is that when he updated IE6 to IE7 Norton firewall simply let it run and connect to the net. I just had a look at your site and you seem to be a tech savvy guy. Got any ideas why Norton's firewall would ignore changes to IE (apart from the obvious: that it's written into the program to ignore changes to MS products, in this case IE). In my opinion that = a compromised firewall.
You say "...there's nothing there that indicates the presence of such a deal."