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10 Firefox security holes found

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    Keskos

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/15/1094927633954.html?oneclick=true

    For those using old Firefox versions you may want to upgrade as soon as possible.

     

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    Eddie

    Maybe it's time to switch to something more secure.. Like I.E. Tongue Out

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    Manip

    I would do, but IE had the same problem.. Tongue Out

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    Eddie

    I.E. was JPG, Mozilla was BMP... Smiley

    Maybe we should go back to text only browsing??

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    Larry​Osterman

    Keskos wrote:

    /. is having a wonderful time dealing with the cognitive dissonance currently.

    Slashdot Commenter 1 wrote:

    "Firefox is an example of a browser done right - there aren't any security holes in Firefox"


    Slashdot Commenter 2 wrote:

    "There's a security hole in Firefox"


    Slashdot Commenter 1 wrote:

    "No, there can't be a security hole in Firefox - it's a browser done right".



    It's delicious to watch from those of us in the "It's software.  All software has security holes, the challenge is to get mitigations in place (including code reviews, threat models, software protections, etc) to ensure that they don't cause damage" camp.

    And I'm going to shut my mouth now before I get into more trouble Smiley

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    TimP

    My browser is not affected.

    http://lynx.browser.org/

    Wink

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    Sven Groot

    TimP wrote:
    My browser is not affected.

    http://lynx.browser.org/

    Wink

    Mine is better (and also not affected):
    http://links.sourceforge.net/

    Big Smile

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    Varsity

    LarryOsterman wrote:
    It's delicious to watch from those of us in the "It's software.  All software has security holes, the challenge is to get mitigations in place (including code reviews, threat models, software protections, etc) to ensure that they don't cause damage" camp.
    Yep, I agree entirely. FF is more secure at this point in time, but that doesn't automatically equal security in the long term (although I use it and have confidence that the community will respond well to becoming a bigger target).

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    LazyCoder

    LarryOsterman wrote:


    It's delicious to watch from those of us in the "It's software.  All software has security holes, the challenge is to get mitigations in place (including code reviews, threat models, software protections, etc) to ensure that they don't cause damage" camp.


    Yeah, where were you folk back during IE and IIS development at Microsoft? Wink

    Bygones....

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