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Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

'Our browser is so secure, yada yada yada.' Never using FF again...Its Chrome or IE for me.

IE was probably the most famous insecure browser. IE9 had other security issues recently.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/18/3351076/internet-explorer-zero-day-vulnerability

Chrome has exploits as well. Every browser has security problems. It just depends how easy it is to exploit and how fast problems are fixed.
Edited by Riou - 10/11/12 at 10:05pm
post #12 of 54
What actually matters is not which browser is exploitable because they all are at some point, but how fast the vendor can issue a patch or update fixing the vulnerability or vulnerabilities.
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post #13 of 54
FF FTW
They will have it fixed in no time, im sure.
FF fanboy right here rolleyes.gif
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https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2012/10/10/security-vulnerability-in-firefox-16/
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/firefox-16-vulnerability-attack-code-available-online/

Looks like the issue has been swiftly resolved. The attack was Javascript based so NoScript users (~all of OCN's FF users I hope) were probably unaffected all along.
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Yeah I use Noscript and adblock so I think its safe.
 
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If a website has ads on it at all, it has the potential to be malicious.

Indeed.
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post #17 of 54
Firefox (Waterfox to be exact) was my browser of choice, but ever since the non stop flash issues I gave up on it and went the Google route. Maybe by FF 17-18 the issues will be resolved rolleyes.gif
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Is there a way to rollback to v15 without removing FF?
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post #19 of 54
Firefox has been disappointing me as of late. FF19 keeps freezing and crashing on me. Not sure if latest builds have addressed this, but it was of such an annoyance that I've (temporarily?) moved to Chrome Canary. I understand that there's a good chance for some headache when using Nightlies, but I never had problems until now. I would definitely like to go back when my issue is resolved though. I can't live without my addons.

Really, I'd be using IE10 if it had the plugin support that Firefox has. IE10 is stupid fast.
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Firefox (Waterfox to be exact) was my browser of choice, but ever since the non stop flash issues I gave up on it and went the Google route. Maybe by FF 17-18 the issues will be resolved rolleyes.gif

What kind of flash issues?
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It's been fixed, i just updated Firefox it's now on 16.0.1

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