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 pysiak on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 15:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Se-ku-ree-tee"
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Yeah, of course. But just look at how security is treated by columnists:
"... and it's more secure too!"

I mean how can you tell ? Say, we fixed 10 security bugs or loopholes, but how do you know that there isn't a new bug exploitable in a more disastrous way?

Note that security is often more about human behaviour than bugs. Probably people are now more aware of privacy issues that should be handled by themselves, not software. I've seen disputes that social community portal is BAD because you get all the people's data on a platter. But wait, who did post the actual data?

So bragging about security when there's much to be tested and proven seems just like a marketing thing.

Of course if I were a developer I'd say we're more secure, because we've introduced anty-phising, prezeroed allocation, and so on. But you shouldn't blindly belive that: yap, now, i'm secure, coz, dudes on the web say so.


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