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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter View Post
"Socially Engineered Malware" - I presume that is stuff like "click here, free cash" or "I got given your e-mail by a friend, I'm a [insert sex and descriptive words]".

Which is usually fallen for due to PEBKAC.

So it seems like Microsoft have made strides in proving wrong the maxim "you can't fix stupid". Because it seems like they're trying to.
Makes sense really, afterall that's what Mac did.

I guess we'll have to see who fixes stupid betterer.
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I don't care what anyone says. I love IE9
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I use IE9 because i like it and i feel sorry for it. How would you feel if everyone hated and you said that everyone else was better. Poor IE, I will always love you
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Microsoft should give $20000 to anyone that can hack their browsers like Google does.

I've been using Firefox since they finally fixed font rendering in v7 though.
    
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post #35 of 39
Wooh. Less chance of getting malware while I use it to download a different browser!
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post #36 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post
+1. Totally true. Chrome = win
Plus, the best antivirus on a computer is the user itself.
Wrong

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Originally Posted by Robert Morris
The three golden rules to ensure computer security are: do not own a computer; do not power it on; and do not use it.
post #37 of 39
Not sure I'm seeing the entire story.

I have been using Opera for years, and for just as long I haven't been using any form of anti-virus/malware/anything. I've had a single virus where I purposely went to a web page that some one said had a virus on it, lol.

I just don't believe Opera is that low down, and I haven't been infected. Maybe I'm just smart when it comes to browsing habits?
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post #38 of 39
This isn't about security as in whether the browser is vulnerable however, it's about catching URIs linking to potentially harmful sites and warning the user before they visit said site.

While a good feature, it's something that people shouldn't rely on. Smart users will avoid those links anyway, and less smart users will probably just click through.
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post #39 of 39
This is great and all, but the hard part is getting people to actually use the newer versions. Most people just stick with the one that came on it when they bought it. IE 6/7, etc. Most don't ever update manually and a good portion have no idea how to if they wanted to. Windows update is turned off on a good portion of PC's I work on and the ones that do have it on, never touch the icon in the system tray to install them. I get a kick out of some, I will click the update icon in the system tray and it will have updates that have been down there waiting for over two years, sometimes even longer. They are "afraid they will mess something up" by updating. Ironic they are afraid to apply security updates from microsoft themselves, but had no problem installing the crap that warranted my visit to them.
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