Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by bassbeast on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 21:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
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I have noticed that too and it has GOT to be the Gecko engine, because both IceDragon and Pale Moon do similar "senior moments" as I call them.

But for me it could be the fastest browser on the planet but until it supports low rights mode its just too risky for my customers. there are plenty of bugs like the "Yahoo Porn Bug" which will not work in any other browser, not even IE, that work in FF for me to give it to my customers.

Speed is fine but not when its at the cost of security and having the browser run at the same rights as the user is just dumb,especially when we are talking about a security feature that first came out in windows Vista which is about to become 4 releases ago. It would also probably be trivial to adapt low rights mode to work with AppArmor and SELinux so there really is no excuse not having such a useful security feature.

I have found a good 90% of the infections come from the browser so by having the browser run in lower rights drops infections right off the scale. No way I'm gonna risk my customers for a little speed,no way.

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