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[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by bassbeast on Thu 4th Jul 2013 05:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
bassbeast
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Nice straw man, shame if this match were to get too close...whoosh!

Nice attempt at trying to spread FUD but you fail when it comes to browser knowledge, since Chrome as well as any based on it or based on IE ALREADY HAVE low rights mode, in fact the Chromium team added support less than 6 months after the release of Vista.

As for Linux I'm sorry but a simplistic R/W/E schema doesn't cut it, hence why AppArmor and SELinux were created which again it should be trivial to adopt the same mechanism so that Linux could enjoy a low rights browser in SELinux and AppArmor so its really no excuse.

But if you want to claim FF is only usable on Linux fine, do that, but good security practices are good practices and bad is bad, and having the browser run at the same rights as the user is not only bad security practice its just plain stupid. Remove the browser as a vector and malware drops right off the chart, as I have found thanks to low rights mode, but if you want to support bad security practices that is your choice, just as its mine to warn people who may not know all browsers are NOT created equal.

But FYI I haven't used IE in over a decade and I don't recommend IE to my customers, but its kind of sad when even IE has better security practices than FF which is the case now. Use Chrome,Chromium, Comodo Dragon,SWIron, plenty to choose from that won't make you sacrifice security just to surf the web.

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