Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 22:00 UTC
Internet Explorer Ah, the security vulnerability that was used in the Google attack. It's been around the internet about a million times now, and even governments have started advising people to move away from Internet Explorer. As is usually the case, however, the internet has really blown the vulnerability out of proportion. I'll get right to it: if your machine and/or network has been compromised via this vulnerability, then you most likely had it coming. No sympathy for you.
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RE: Good analysis - no mention of FF
by jabbotts on Tue 19th Jan 2010 17:55 UTC in reply to "Good analysis"
jabbotts
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I'm not sure how your quote relates to FF security history as there's only mention of Linux, osX and Windows platforms with the focus on osX and based on popularity rather than it's technical level of security.

Granted, FF did rank in the top patch counts for 2009 but that's kind of expected since they openly disclose vulnerabilities as a matter of policy. A high patch count is perfectly acceptable and potentially desirable provided the time between bug discovery and patch release remains short. If FF is being used in a major attack blitz or falling over with lists of un-patched vulnerabilities, I'd like to see those reports as remaining unaware of them doesn't help me or my users.

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