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Browser Alternatives Are No Guarantee of Security

Discussion in 'Security' started by minstrel, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. #1
    Browser Alternatives Are No Guarantee of Security
    Wednesday, May 25, 2005
    by Andrew Brandt, PC World
    SEMrush
     
    minstrel, Jun 20, 2005 IP
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  2. noppid

    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    What propaganda. We all know the facts, all software has bugs.

    The difference is with firefox, they get fixed immediatly.

    With Internet Explorer, which is too tightly integrated to the inner rings of the OS, MS has to go through a long process of determining how a fix will affect the OS overall.

    I judge my software not by how many bugs turn up, but by how fast those bugs can be fixed.
     
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    exam Peon

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    I'm running FF 1.0.4 seems to be fine at the moment. Thanks for the info.
     
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  4. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    noppid, this isn't a contest to see which browser has more bugs. The problem is that there are too many people who believe that they are now immune because they've switched to IE -- that's the point:

     
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    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    The point gets lost in the proaganda though, it reads slanted to me.
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    What propaganda?

    The article isn't deifying IE at all -- in fact, it's warning you that you need to keep IE updated even if you're not using it.

    All it's saying is don't relax your vigilance or think you don't need to keep those updates coming just because you've switched to another browser.
     
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    debunked Prominent Member

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    Noppid, do you talk with Anthony about this stuff- the word propaganda is his, he has copywriten, trademarked and patented it.

    It read fine to me, it doesn't make me feel like the writer has a preference. I would almost be he uses firefox.
     
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  8. noppid

    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    If someone isn't inconsistant, we'd all just say yeah cool. It's my job to stir the pot.

    Most of the time, whether I agree or disagree, it's not necessarily my true stance on the matter, I just need to stir the pot.

    This is the internet, I'm nothing like this in real life. :D

    I'm only serious about code, and then only if whom I'm conversing with wants to get it. ;)
     
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  9. Dreamshop

    Dreamshop Peon

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    Hey Minstrel...weren't you just posting about Firefox flaws a couple weeks ago? Oh yea...and a couple weeks before that too? Oh...and even a week or so before that as well? Do people who use Firefox never check for updates and need help finding them?

    Hmmmm, why not just start a blog on Firefox and/or browsers? Or is it that you can't think of more exciting things to post about in General Chat? :D







    [I'm just teasing ya, cause you're always getting on others about posting stuff that could easily be found/read/blogged about elsewhere.] :p
     
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  10. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    These are new warnings.

    And yes, the point is the same, because I continue to hear and read claims that FF users and the like don't need to worry any more about security issues because they're no longer using IE. Those who believe that are not only putting their own systems at risk but are also adding to the problem of clogged mail servers for people who do have secure systems.
     
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    I checked it out. I'm good. I don't mind a little reminder every once in a while. I would start to worry if minstrel started wearing orange and blue tights and started calling himself Captain Firefox, until then it doesn't bother me.

    Actually I would start to worry at the orange and blue tights.
     
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  12. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    You would start to worry? Believe me... I would start to worry if that happened... :eek:
     
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    Dreamshop Peon

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    LOL

    Uh yea...please we don't need another Howard Stern Assman. ;)
     
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    Hodgedup Peon

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    We didn't need the original one either.
     
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