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Old 22. Mar 2010, 02:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Final version of Opera 10.51 has been released with the security vulnerability fix.

Security vulnerability in Firefox has been confirmed. People are advised to use a different browser other than Firefox, till the patch is released. The version 3.6.2 with the patch is said to be releasing on 31st March. A beta version of 3.6.2 has been released though, which patches the vulnerability. So if anyone wants to use that, go ahead with it.

This has been mentioned here too :

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...atches-it.html
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Old 23. Mar 2010, 12:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Germany warns against use of Firefox browser ... BBC report
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Old 23. Mar 2010, 09:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Firefox 3.6.2 has been released, containing patch for the above mentioned security.
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Old 23. Mar 2010, 10:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Soon enough Germany will warn against the use of Internet.
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Old 27. Mar 2010, 09:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't know why people use the latest version of every webware or server app - they can't possibly be secure. If you are using the latest version series, you're out on the bleeding edge and nothing more than a glorified beta tester.

What exactly are the perceived advantages to it? I just can't see. All you did was buy into the latest shiny bling. Who cares. Are humans any better than magpies? Apparently not.

There are plenty of negatives though: half the best plugins don't work, there is a new exploit every day, they changed the GUI so it's a pig to use - and all the rest. We've already got one team member here whose Ffx 3.6 has been hijacked by a rootkit and is playing him every which way.

Just don't do it.

So says this miserable old git anyway. Things went downhill rapidly after Windows 3.1.........
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So says this miserable old git anyway. Things went downhill rapidly after Windows 3.1.........
Hey! I really liked Win98SE!!!
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Old 29. Mar 2010, 03:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have been following these posts with a great deal of interest. If you have Windows of any stripe, you get IE8 if you use it or not. Most ISPs default to IE8, so there is yet another hook. I use FF most of the time with some add-ons (Foxit, Wot, Better Privacy, NoScript and Sun Java is enabled).

I have also been following MCs post on the 'browser hacking competition' and thought that Chrome might be worth a test drive. The swiftness with which IE8 and FF got hacked is probably not a surprise to Secunia users, however, if the vulnerabilities that are discovered in this competition are not addressed, then what is the value of such an exercise? How long has it been since IE8 & FF have known about the inherent security exposures brought to bare by browser add-ons, such as JAVA, PDF readers, shockwave products and other add-ons. The browser guys point their finger at them & they have a 'so what' attitude.

So to Chrome... is this the way to go? Is this a 'next generation browser'?

Is Chrome as dexterous and as robust as IE8, Opera, FF and others, or does it come with a myriad of limitations that I should be aware of?
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I don't know about IE, but Mozilla take the security vulnerabilities seriously, and do not have a "so what" attitude. The vulnerabilities which are discovered are patched very quickly. Mozilla have also started to take steps towards faulty add-ons. Their plugin-check page initiative caused many people to update Adobe Flash Players... and the count was in millions... so you can imagine the impact. With this positive response, they are now going to develop this for all browsers, so that anyone having any browser can check, if they are using old versions of their plugins, or having a vulnerable plugin. They have also been trying to keep the areas of the browser, and the add-ons separate. So, this shows their positive attitude towards security. Still, more things need to be done in this regard.

Its not like Chrome does not have any vulnerabilities. In fact, it has a lot of vulnerabilities, and they keep patching them. In the browser hack competition too, some people had vulnerabilities of Chrome, which they wanted to exploit. But, the sandboxing feature of Chrome makes it quite difficult to hack those exploits. Once someone finds out how to get past them, maybe Chrome will be bought down. Until then, Chrome seems to be the secure choice among browsers presently. And yes, definitely it can be called as the "next generation browser" because it has bought many changes in the browser scenario, just like Firefox did, some years ago.
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I don't know about IE, but Mozilla take the security vulnerabilities seriously, and do not have a "so what" attitude.
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And yes, definitely it can be called as the "next generation browser" because it has bought many changes in the browser scenario, just like Firefox did, some years ago.
Tnx Anupam. The 'so what' was in reference to the add-on crowd not the browser guys. Secunia has had an on-going conversation with Adobe for many years regarding the security exposures that they were generating. It is well documented that they displayed a 'so what' attitude and did very little to remedy the problem. It has improved somewhat, but it is not as good as it should be.

'Chrome, Next generation', sounds encouraging. Do you know of any place where I could see a comparison chart on browsers? I'd like to know how Chrome measures up?
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Do you know of any place where I could see a comparison chart on browsers? I'd like to know how Chrome measures up?
FOUND RIGHT HERE ON GIZMO!!! ... under topic 'My browser Tests' and topic 'Chrome Extentions'. I should have browsed before asking the question.
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