Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 22:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer. The program's creators told Reuters on Thursday that the privately-held company's trial version of Firefox 3 browser is ready for the masses to use after months of development.
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RE[2]: Se-ku-ree-tee
by tomcat on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 00:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Se-ku-ree-tee"
tomcat
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This is only partly correct.

It is possible to add a feature that by itself can be said to add to security, compared to the same browser compiled without that feature.

Anti-phishing provisions is one such feature that comes to mind.


Not true. Every bit of code that you add to a product increases the potential attack surface. The anti-phishing provisions are intended to prevent a particular problem; however, besides addressing that problem, they may open you up to other problems (ie. buffer overflows, privilege escalations, and so on).

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