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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RE: Not exactly secure, is it?
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 15:49 UTC 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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