Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 12:42 UTC
Internet & Networking Another instalment of Ask OSNews. A reader sent us in a question about browser security and privacy. "Could you please advise me and your readers on what you consider to be the safest web browser? I am considering the term 'safe' from both a privacy and security stand point."
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The Mosaic browser.
by Jonix on Fri 28th Aug 2009 15:13 UTC
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The Mosaic browser does not have any Javascript vulnerabilities, not even Java Applet flaws, nor CSS insecurities, or cross site issues.

It might not be on par with modern browser or usable at all in todays world, but the code base is small enough to be much more inherently secure than any other modern browser.

Though it have support for PNG and Jpeg, so vulnerabilities found in those libraries are most likely exploitable even in Mosaic.

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RE: The Mosaic browser.
by bosco_bearbank on Fri 28th Aug 2009 21:44 in reply to "The Mosaic browser."
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I must be getting old. I can't remember the last time I used Mosaic - maybe 15 years ago?

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