Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 17th Oct 2009 05:27 UTC
Microsoft Whilst it's not okay in Microsoft's eyes for Google to install a plugin into Internet Explorer, increasing the potential surface area of attack, when Microsoft do it to Firefox, it's a different matter. Now a security hole has been found in a plugin that Microsoft have been silently installing into Firefox.
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RE[5]: Opt-in
by mrAmiga500 on Sat 17th Oct 2009 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Opt-in"
mrAmiga500
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2009-03-20

It would be relatively easy to own an Amiga 500 which you were using for browsing...
Most of the AmigaOS browsers, and even things like the tcp stack are rather dated, no longer maintained and wouldn't take too long for a skilled attacker to find some holes. Actually exploiting such holes would be relatively easy too.


Really? What could an attacker do? They might be able to knock me offline or even crash the Amiga, but I seriously doubt that they could access my files, install software or anything else.

I'd like to see somebody try - just for interest. Would somebody like my A500 IP address so they could attempt it?

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