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Topic # 28924 16-Dec-2008 13:25
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'Internet Explorer's gaping security hole not plugged yet http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10548304

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  Reply # 185510 21-Dec-2008 17:42
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use opera , dude , and be safe )

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  Reply # 185514 21-Dec-2008 18:08
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DataCraft: 'Internet Explorer's gaping security hole not plugged yet http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10548304


This vulnerability was fixed already.

pasho: use opera , dude , and be safe )


Every software under the Sun has some problem or another. Here is the list of security vulnerabilities on Firefox - you are not safe if you think you are.




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  Reply # 185532 21-Dec-2008 20:17
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I didn't mention anything about FF, did I? Opera is not the same as FF ))))

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  Reply # 185567 21-Dec-2008 22:52
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pasho: I didn't mention anything about FF, did I? Opera is not the same as FF ))))


Still has vunerabilities though, so Mauricio's point is valid. Anyway this ones for you http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/963/






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Reply # 185597 22-Dec-2008 07:16
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Yes, sorry I don't know why I linked to the Firefox advisories.

But the reality is that no software is safe - as shown IE, Firefox, and Opera all have flaws. The extent to which one is exploited more or less will depend on market presence. It means more malware will be developed for IE than for Opera.

Also software is not "safe" just because of its security rating. The weakest link is always the human driving it. Exploits can only do automatic things in completely unprotected systems, but social engineering will work always.

Trick someone into installing a program and the machine is compromised. An example is the malware that presents itself as a Firefox plugin, when in fact it is a password-stealing trojan: "the malware registers itself as GreaseMonkey."

People searching for "GreaseMonkey", a well known Firefox plugin, may be tricked into installing this instead of the real deal.

So I have to jump up and down when someone claims one software is safer than the other. It just doesn't work that way.




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