Critical Zero-Day Vulnerability Found in Opera 11.51

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Hungry Man, Oct 18, 2011.

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    http://www.h-online.com/security/ne...hole-in-current-version-of-Opera-1362504.html
     
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    Funny how a Chrome icon magically appeared on my Taskbar immediately to the right of an existing Opera icon shortly after reading this thread.
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    Honestly, at the very least I thought Opera patched their browser. 20% of the known vulnerabilities go unpatched... that's not very good. Even Firefox does better than that.
     
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    Maybe their market share makes them not rush patches... You know, just in case patches break something... :D
     
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    lol who knows what their reasoning is

    All I know is this is further evidence of what I've been saying for a while.
     
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    Maybe I should have mentioned "critical" in the title of this thread. :argh:
     
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    Always spices things up haha
     
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    You need to work on your marketing skills :D

    Then we wouldn't have an essentially duplicate thread!
     
  12. Fox Mulder

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    I think the Opera devs have been dropping the ball for years now...
     
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    Opera has a new development team that wants to only add new features and not fix existing bugs. Several years ago they had a very secure and safe browser but now they have several things that are broken or insecure.

    They have added:

    Opera Turbo
    Opera Unite
    Opera Link
    Opera Widgets
    Opera Add-ons

    and probably some I missed...how safe are the new additions?

    I like Opera in ways but with every update more things are broken.

    rrrh1 (arch1)
     
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    Yeah, I remember in 2006-2007 I found Opera to be a very respectable candidate for a browser, but it's gone downhill in recent years.
     
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