Firefox and Mac security sanctuaries 'under attack'

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Tassie_Devils, Jan 11, 2006.

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  1. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Don't shoot the messenger! :ouch:

    Article here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/19/symantec_threat_report/

    TAS

    edit: Related article "Mozilla suffers growing pains" also here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/22/mozilla_growing_pains/
     
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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    BANG!
    I shot the Messenger long time ago - available at grc.com.
    Same old, same old.
    Ask yourself this - how many FF users use NIS / NAV? Exactly.
    Compare the patches - risks - compare the times that took to address the problems - and everything will be made clear.
    Except a single case of a guy who supposedly got banged by spyware using FF, which he did not elaborate into to allow unequivocal results, I haven't heard or read of a single case of someone using FF and getting infected.
    NOT THAT THIS IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE. IT IS. ONLY NEVER SEEN IT HAPPEN.
    So, ditch your FF, go back to IE and buy NIS for $199.99.
    Mrk
     
  3. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    LOL.... I wondered if anyone would pick up the 'Shoot the Messenger' :ouch: tag of Steve's utility.

    Yep, things are blown out of perspective though, and certainly FF's rep for fixing is great.

    TAS
     
  4. Kye-U

    Kye-U Security Expert

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    An increase in popularity leads to more usage, and more usage leads to more hackers exploiting the software.
     
  5. passingthru

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    Yes. firefox and other software developers are a curious breed of people, when fewer people use their software they put in less bugs for hackers to exploit, but when they know more people use it, they make a special effort to put in more bugs to be exploited.
     
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