New IE Flaw

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by NeonWizard, Jan 28, 2004.

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  1. NeonWizard

    NeonWizard Registered Member

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    There's a new IE flaw- but I guessed we all got used to it by now. For all the people who still use IE, it's highly recommended that you use Netscape, Opera or Mozilla or other secure browser.

    Personally, I got tired of all the software flaws which Microsoft refuses to repair, and the browser doesn't even have a nice interface and many options in it. So i switched it. I would be nice if we could un-install it, but unfortunately Microsoft wants us to keep this junk into the PC.

    "The new flaw could allow the owner of a malicious Web site to deliberately misidentify a downloadable file, so a malicious program file could be made to appear as if it were a secure file. Visitors might think they were downloading a document based on Adobe's portable document format (PDF), for instance, but actually receive a malicious, self-executing program such as the new MyDoom worm."

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  2. JayK

    JayK Poster

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    This one looks even more serious if verified

    http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9335/discussion/
    http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/348688/2003-12-31/2004-01-06/0

    Here's a pretty funny site http://www.safecenter.net/UMBRELLAWEBV4/DirSvc/security/trie/index.html?
     
  3. slikk

    slikk Guest

    The Mozilla Firebird 0.7 has the most secure browsing architecture to date. It provides a "sandbox:, if yaboutou will, isolated from the operating system, and complete control over java, scripting, cookies, etc. I am a cynic of the claims made by most software developers, but this browser is better than any I have ever seen. Tip: if you wish to adjust everything about this browser, type in "about:config" in the address bar, without the parenthesis, and the mighty door swings open. Everything imaginable can be tweaked. Brilliant work by many fine men.
    Give it a try, it is cross platformed.
    slikk
     
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