Linked by David Adams on Tue 11th Oct 2011 20:08 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Internet Explorer Microsoft has unveiled a website aimed at raising awareness of browser security by comparing the ability of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome to withstand attacks from malware, phishing, and other types of threats. Your Browser Matters gives the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome a paltry 2 and 2.5 points respectively out of a possible score of 4. Visit the site using the IE 9, however, and the browser gets a perfect score. IE 7 gets only 1 point, and IE 6 receives no points at all. The site refused to rate Apple's Safari browser in tests run by The Register.
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RE[5]: Comment by Gone fishing
by oinet on Wed 12th Oct 2011 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Gone fishing"
oinet
Member since:
2010-03-23

I know that, and I agree with it. When I read a book or two about OS design years ago I realized the extreme shortcomings of contemporary user based "security" design. In a Windows IRC channel I mentioned the illogical absence of application privileges in addition to user ones, and got into a discussion with an op.
That op didn't like the "idea", and to make the story short, he'd rather not have such a thing than having to, as user, manually grant apps permission for various resources !

I found myself mysteriously "disconnected" from that channel after I explained this view of mine, which is that inside an OS (and only there ;) ) this is my ideal social hierarchy:

1. Admins are gods.
2. Users are kings.
3. processes are people, to be controlled, assigned duties, used, abused, and thrown away.

Edited 2011-10-12 19:59 UTC

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Basically my social hierarchy too ;)

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RE[6]: Comment by Gone fishing
by torjv on Wed 12th Oct 2011 21:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Gone fishing"
torjv Member since:
2011-07-30

Long live the pope! ;)

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