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Discussion in 'other software & services' started by FaStfoXc0nCeRn, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. Since Fasterfox uses the enhanced pre-fetching function would this be a security concern if it automatically loads and caches all links to web page
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    im not sure if its a security concern, but u are welcome to use custom settings and turn it off, which is what i do.
     
  3. WSFuser,
    Thank you for the reply . I realize this feature can be turned off, but want to know if anyone knows if leaving enabled creates a security risk.
    Best Regards
     
  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    My experience with Fasterfox is that it doesn't improve loading speed enough to be worth it.
    In addition, overloading pages with requests will sometimes cause you to be blocked from the site.
    I used for awhile and found no real difference in speed.
     
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  5. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    idk if it helps answer ur question but i found the following in the faq:

     
  6. WSFuser,
    Thank you for your post .I was hoping somebody could give me a yay or nay on the security risk of leaving this feature on.
    Best Regards
     
  7. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Yes, I ended up uninstalling. Also, I found that the prefetching did cause alerts simply by doing a Google search and only seeing the results page, since it was prefetching in background.

    so in theory, from what I understand, it *could* be a cause as it is downloading in background as testified to alerting Ii used to receive so if your security apps aren't up to paro_O.

    TAS
     
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