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post #21 of 48
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
I like how it's okay for people to thread dump in an IE thread, but not okay in a FF thread.

FF was recently labelled the most risky app to businesses, but I guess it's okay to ignore something like that.
Thats another reason I stopped using FF. Last time I had it installed, when the update thing popped up I said ok and in addition to the update I got a VIRUS YAY! And it was a worm to boot YAY! Well needless to say you can never really get it back to the way it was because of all the data corruption then again I was on the re-install train WOOHOO
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post #22 of 48
orly?
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post #23 of 48
Does Chrome spell FAIL?
No; I thought not.
Internet Explorer could spell FAIL in morse code.
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post #24 of 48
good they fixed it....i just installed the patch
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post #25 of 48
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Originally Posted by HiddenPenguin View Post
I'm a supporter of Firefox but *cough* http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...s-up-most.html
That's with the open-source, there you have more bugs, more fixes, more development, and because it's open you cannot hide a bug (like this one that affects browsers years ago...)
The other thing is that IE had public known bug that wasn't fixed for 284 days, according to this:
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/secur...afe_for_2.html
The same, gave only 9 days to FF.

On the other hand Chrome is a good option, BUT every single Chrome installation contains a unique ID, that is send to Google while searching... So actually they now collect info from YOU (you become known to Google as an ID) even when you are through NAT or you have dynamic IP.
Edited by metala - 12/13/08 at 3:52pm
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post #26 of 48
The main problem with IE is, and has always been, ActiveX. No one likes it, no one outside of Microsoft thinks it is a good idea, and it is the most vulnerable component IE.

Of course, I'm not sure this issue is directly a result of ActiveX as I'm not sure what oledb32.dll does in IE aside from MS data access, although any browser using such a thing is doomed to be open to attack. It might not be ActiveX per se, but based on the same principal - allowing a browser access to sensitive system calls.
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post #27 of 48
How is this news?
    
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post #28 of 48
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Originally Posted by HiddenPenguin View Post
I'm a supporter of Firefox but *cough* http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...s-up-most.html
Exactly, and the same people who made excuses in that thread are saying how bad IE is here.

It's pretty ironic that it was updated with a fix nearly instantly, which is coincidentally the majority of the excuses given for the other thread from FF supporters.

post #29 of 48
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
How is this news?
Well, it's obviously news to people who were unaware of it. Other than that, yeah how could you not know how utterly vulnerable IE is.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 12/13/08 at 8:41pm
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post #30 of 48
Chrome just works better for me, that's why I went to it. I don't notice a change between FF and IE, is that normal?
     
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