Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Sep 2005 12:20 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Mozilla Foundation plans to "shortly" release new versions of its Firefox and Mozilla Web browsers to address a recently disclosed serious security bug as well as several additional flaws, a representative said Wednesday.
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Not exactly secure, is it?
by Yogurth on Thu 15th Sep 2005 14:13 UTC
Yogurth
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2005-07-20

I wonder how secure actually that whole engine is? Seems it's not far form IE. This is pretty bad for FF and entire Mozilla project, I have read somewhere that FF user numbers are already in decline. Too bad. I guess I won't look further than Opera.

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RE: Not exactly secure, is it?
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 15:49 in reply to "Not exactly secure, is it?"
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Well, one of the main differences between IE and Firefox is that Firefox is not integrated deeply into the core of an OS. This would mitigate the severity any security issues coming from Firefox, to a certain degree.

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

IE doesn't have any more access to "Bad" things than Firefox does. Most users run with administrator accounts, which have almost unlimited control. So a buffer overflow that allowed arbitrary remote code execution on either browser would be just as dangerous.

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RE: Not exactly secure, is it?
by raver31 on Thu 15th Sep 2005 20:01 in reply to "Not exactly secure, is it?"
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2005-07-06

You sir, are a cabbage.....
and that was a detailed analysis.

I have read somewhere that FF users are in the increase.
I have read somewhere that IE users are in decline.
I have read somewhere that Windows users are in decline.
I have read somewhere that man has not been to the moon.

just because you read something somewhere, does not make it true.

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