Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



130 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 31597 23-Mar-2009 19:56 Send private message

opening geekzone keeps crashing IE8 100% of the time, eventually i figured out i needed to run it in compatibility view, but just letting you know IE8 is currently not working with the website


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
Minimalist
4793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 124

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 202896 23-Mar-2009 21:32 Send private message

This has been discussed in various threads and a very large majority of users are using IE8 with GZ with no or only minor issues.

The other thread(s) suggested disabling 3rd party toolbars etc and some users had success with that.



130 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 202897 23-Mar-2009 21:35 Send private message

I'd rather not disable my toolbar, it encryptes what I type so keyloggers and other security hazards cannot work.

BDFL
49741 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4523

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 202899 23-Mar-2009 21:41 Send private message

As Scott says... I have been using Geekzone for some time now on IE8 and have had no problems. Every time someone complained about Geekzone (or some other site) it was actually related to toolbars interfering with IE8.

You should check if there's a new version of your favourite toolbar and update it.





3951 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 26

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 202907 23-Mar-2009 22:14 Send private message

Unless I have hidden toolbars, then my problem is not to do with addons.

BDFL
49741 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4523

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 202913 23-Mar-2009 22:25 Send private message

That is not an IE8 problem, and not related to add-ons. It is related to image compression technologies and I am looking into it. Check our source on this page for more information or right-click the icons in this page and compare their properties.




3951 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 26

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 202914 23-Mar-2009 22:28 Send private message

Yeah, I did notice that :)


Infrastructure Geek
3688 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 87

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 202920 23-Mar-2009 22:46 Send private message

NzKaizer: I'd rather not disable my toolbar, it encryptes what I type so keyloggers and other security hazards cannot work.


by the time you've typed it a keylogger has logged it - not sure how an encrypting toolbar addin is helping you there :]




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs




130 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 202924 23-Mar-2009 23:11 Send private message

My toolbar is part of my antivirus program it is update to date because my antivirus updates everyday



130 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 202925 23-Mar-2009 23:13 Send private message

Regs:
NzKaizer: I'd rather not disable my toolbar, it encryptes what I type so keyloggers and other security hazards cannot work.


by the time you've typed it a keylogger has logged it - not sure how an encrypting toolbar addin is helping you there :]


I dont know how it works, its a "pro" feuture of my antivirus package and it claims to encrypt what I type so that keyloggers cannot steal bank information etc etc or so it says on the box.

Infrastructure Geek
3688 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 87

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 202927 23-Mar-2009 23:23 Send private message

NzKaizer: I dont know how it works, its a "pro" feuture of my antivirus package and it claims to encrypt what I type so that keyloggers cannot steal bank information etc etc or so it says on the box.


which antivirus package are you running?

an antivirus, antispywre etc program can look for 'malicious' programs, but if you're typing in english and a keylogger is listening then encryption isnt really going to stop them.  It would also prevent your bank site from working too as it wouldnt be able to decrypt the encrypted information. 

Bank sites use SSL which encrypts the data you enter while it is in transit from your browser to the banks web server.  Unfortunately the transit of text from the keyboard to the browser is in 'plain text'.  While it would be technically possible to encrypt the data between a keyboard and browser, it probably wouldnt be a generally workable solution and would require a plugin in the browser to 'decrypt' the data, rather than encrypt it.




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


BDFL
49741 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4523

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 202947 24-Mar-2009 07:24 Send private message

NzKaizer: My toolbar is part of my antivirus program it is update to date because my antivirus updates everyday


It updates its virus definitions, but when was the last time the program itself was updated?

Also, next time you see a crash, open Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Event Viewer | Applications and look for the record of this crash. In the text it will tell you exactly what "module" caused it. Let us know please.







130 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 202949 24-Mar-2009 08:05 Send private message

Regs:
NzKaizer: I dont know how it works, its a "pro" feuture of my antivirus package and it claims to encrypt what I type so that keyloggers cannot steal bank information etc etc or so it says on the box.


which antivirus package are you running?

an antivirus, antispywre etc program can look for 'malicious' programs, but if you're typing in english and a keylogger is listening then encryption isnt really going to stop them.  It would also prevent your bank site from working too as it wouldnt be able to decrypt the encrypted information. 

Bank sites use SSL which encrypts the data you enter while it is in transit from your browser to the banks web server.  Unfortunately the transit of text from the keyboard to the browser is in 'plain text'.  While it would be technically possible to encrypt the data between a keyboard and browser, it probably wouldnt be a generally workable solution and would require a plugin in the browser to 'decrypt' the data, rather than encrypt it.




trend micro internet secruity pro 2009

from the product of the trend micro website "
Safely Bank, Shop, or Invest Online

Keystroke Encryption
Strong encryption prevents keystroke monitoring programs from spying on your passwords, account numbers, and other personal information."


BDFL
49741 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4523

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 202950 24-Mar-2009 08:12 Send private message

NzKaizer: trend micro internet secruity pro 2009


Comments here and here.

Still needs to see if it's compatible ith IE8.

In principle I don't really care about keyloggers if I run my system in a controlled environment - AV and AntiSpyware active, not opening unknown files people send to me, etc... One less thing to crash PCs...







130 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 202963 24-Mar-2009 08:45 Send private message

I took compatibility mode off and its magicly not crashing anymore o.0

o well the better.

Thanks for that link, I always thought the encryption worked, because sometimes when I'm typing something on a webpage like once in 3 months or w/e random letters will come like I type "hello" instead on screen it says "aaabb" which I assumed is a bug in the encryption part a page refresh fixed that but yer, least now I know even if a keylogger gets onto my pc, no way its getting sensitivie info typed on a website.

3bit.com
5880 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 189

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 203015 24-Mar-2009 12:36 Send private message

NzKaizer: I know even if a keylogger gets onto my pc, no way its getting sensitivie info typed on a website.


OT, if you are concerned about this, you would be better to create a "locked" down user, ie a user that only has permissions to browse the internet, use email, create documents into My Documents.  If you don't have the rights to install anything, if you inadvertinly click on a program that does install some nasties, they won't work as you don't have the rights to.

And when you do need to install programs, log out and log back in as Administrator. 




 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by networkn on 2-Oct-2014 15:17 (101 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by Bextinaa on 2-Oct-2014 15:26 (135 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by xontech on 2-Oct-2014 11:02 (91 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Harvey Norman's Biggest Ever Retail Sale
Created by DravidDavid, last reply by joker97 on 2-Oct-2014 14:24 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by seymor1000 on 2-Oct-2014 13:50 (350 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


Easiest way to have iPhone warranty service
Created by JoshWright, last reply by nitrotech on 30-Sep-2014 21:37 (15 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.