Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Sep 2006 15:53 UTC, submitted by Jeff
Privacy, Security, Encryption Hackers are hitting paydirt in their search for browser bugs. According to Symantec's twice-yearly Internet Security Threat Report, hackers found 47 bugs in Mozilla's open-source browsers and 38 bugs in Internet Explorer during the first six months of this year. That's up significantly from the 17 Mozilla and 25 IE bugs found in the previous six months. Even Apple's Safari browser saw its bugs double, jumping from six in the last half of 2005 to 12 in the first half of 2006. Opera was the only browser tracked by Symantec that saw the number of vulnerabilities decline, but not by much. Opera bugs dropped from nine to seven during the period.
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RE: Lynx, anyone?
by Earl Colby pottinger on Mon 25th Sep 2006 20:15 UTC in reply to "Lynx, anyone?"
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

I was thinking much the same for my favorite browser for viewing text only pages and for fast downloads.

NetPositive is fast, simple and without all those flashly (pun intended) techs that seem to get in the way of getting at the raw info you want. I am sure a hacker can crash the browser, crashing the stack is meaningless as I can restart it with two mouseclicks. Running a zombie program thru NetPositive - not going to happen.

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