Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 22:23 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla today released updated versions of the Firefox browser, v1.5.0.10 and v2.0.0.2, for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which close a major security flaw called the 'location.hostname vulnerability'. The fix stops hackers from being able to tamper with how websites are displayed.
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Konqueror and others ?
by xushi on Sat 24th Feb 2007 06:21 UTC
xushi
Member since:
2005-08-29

I switched from Firefox to Konqueror (for those who don't know, it comes with KDE) a long time ago because Konq to me feels much faster; Maybe due to it using the same libraries as KDE (like IE <> explorer?) or how simple/small it is.

But anyway, my question, I wonder how secure it really is.. If it would have the same situations as firefox did when it hit fame and propper use..

Which also makes me wonder if Opera is that famous for all the bugs and security flaws to be discovered..

While i'm at it, what about the command line links/lynx ?

Anyway, I guess my point is, every software, open or closed, has its bugs, flaws, and security issues.. What makes one distinguished is not the number of flaws discovered in a day, but how many of them are fixed and how quickly.

Cheers for Firefox.

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RE: Konqueror and others ?
by Fergy on Sat 24th Feb 2007 06:24 in reply to "Konqueror and others ?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Just don't have scripting on by default for websites. Then you are pretty safe with most browsers.

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RE[2]: Konqueror and others ?
by stestagg on Sat 24th Feb 2007 17:19 in reply to "RE: Konqueror and others ?"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

It depends on what you use the internet for, but in most cases, this makes browsing the internet pretty ugly.

Plus, in osnews v4, some features will not be available to non-js brosers (aparrently).

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