Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Oct 1, 2006.
Be careful with the link Ronjor gave, you are only a few clicks away from malicious sites.
Sure it does.
Oh yeah of course that's really good for the internet and it's users. Well worth destabilising my system, draining my bandwidth, and compromising my privacy and security. Scum! Although they have done this the wrong way at least it raises the heat a little on Firefox. I think they need to focus on clearing the backlog of known vulnerabilities before pushing any further forward. Firefox is only magic while it remains a safer option than IE. If Mozilla aren't careful people will be just as nervous about FF as I am about IE.
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=34789... for another version of this tale. Noscript rocks and should be a standard browser feature even if disabled by default. Still if the JS implementation has that many exploits they need to get to work on fixing it!
Hackers detail Firefox flaw, calling the browser a "complete mess"
"Internet Explorer, everybody knows, is not very secure," said Spiegelmock. "But Firefox is also fairly insecure."
Naturally, Firefox officials were none too happy, reports CNET. The hard-working people from the Mozilla Foundation, which manages Firefox, had hoped for a bit more discretion. Publicizing a Firefox insecurity hurts the browser's image as the safe, spam-free alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. "I think it is unfortunate because it puts users at risk, but that seems to be their goal," groused Window Snyder, head of security for Mozilla.
Digg readers are having none of the Firefox bashing. When one posted: "It makes you wonder why people always say FF is the best browser," one reader was quick to fire back: "Maybe because each Firefox flaw is worthy of a news post, while Internet Explorer has so many that no one bothers to write about them anymore."
So little news here.
Only the impact will be different, since Firefox on Linux runs under
the user's permissions, little impact can be expected on the OS.
For the Windows OS,having the browsers run with the permissions to change to OS this is is of course more dangerous.
The same thing with Active X and Java.
I think it is unbelievable, That Windows still allows websites
to install malware in it's OS via Internet Explorer.
And the sad thing is that an AV as Mcafee doesn't work
When we sent an example to MS, on how malware was installed via a URL
the respons was that MS advised customers NOT to click on dangerous links
Mozilla Investigates New Firefox Flaw
story here http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20061002/tc_pcworld/127355
Re: Mozilla Investigates New Firefox Flaw
hehehe opera cough cough cough
Complete Story - The Register
Mozilla Duped by Hacker's 'Humorous' Presentation
Here ia an update on this story. Mozilla Duped by Hacker's 'Humorous' Presentation http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20061003/tc_pcworld/127375
So, "alles in ordnung...", no more nervous switching between FF and Opera...
I wonder who will want to hire those two after a stunt like this?
Even Microsoft won't hire them as it would then give the impression that Microsoft is backing a smear campaign.
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