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Windows 7: Enabled Secunias' "secure browsing" and almost pooped my pants

29 Jan 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Another thing I don't understand:

Why does your screen shot show a Secunia rating of 100%, even though you were unpatched and vulnerable?

I got a 93%, whatever that means.


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29 Jan 2012   #12
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

i dont think the secure browsing score is factored in.
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29 Jan 2012   #13
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Got the same thing on my system. The main screen is clean but the Safe Browser shows problems. On mine I show VLC plugin but that plugin is not installed on my browsers so this report is a little misleading.

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Jim


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29 Jan 2012   #14
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

RoloDman,
I saw your post at Secunia and I posted a reply. I found this statement on another thread at Secunia.

Quote:
In the scan results, only vulnerabilities that have patches available are reported.
The secure browsing feature lists unpatched vulnerabilities as well. This is an aid to deciding which browser to use. In this case, all browsers are deemed to be affected so the only steps you can take is to be careful which website you visit and hope your antivirus will block anything you come across.
That is what I am getting so that may be the reason. Hope someone else gives a reply to confirm that statement.

Jim
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29 Jan 2012   #15
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

here is a link to the Secunia thread I created. So basically the alerts are there but cant be remedied at the moment. The alert is just that, an alert.

https://secunia.com/community/forum/...ll_mean_bazzle
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29 Jan 2012   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
RoloDman,
I saw your post at Secunia and I posted a reply. I found this statement on another thread at Secunia.

Quote:
In the scan results, only vulnerabilities that have patches available are reported.
The secure browsing feature lists unpatched vulnerabilities as well. This is an aid to deciding which browser to use. In this case, all browsers are deemed to be affected so the only steps you can take is to be careful which website you visit and hope your antivirus will block anything you come across.
That is what I am getting so that may be the reason. Hope someone else gives a reply to confirm that statement.

Jim
Jim:

If my reading comprehension and understanding of the issue is correct, that quoted passage should read:

"The secure browsing feature lists unpatchable vulnerabilities as well"

rather than

"The secure browsing feature lists unpatched vulnerbilities as well" (which is misleading to me).

Correct?

And I wonder why the default scan (without enabling "secure browsing") should indicate a patched state when in fact you are not. I was not even previously aware of that "secure browsing" choice and had been lulled into a false sense of security.

All in all--less reason for me to bother with Secunia.
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29 Jan 2012   #17
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
RoloDman,
I saw your post at Secunia and I posted a reply. I found this statement on another thread at Secunia.

Quote:
In the scan results, only vulnerabilities that have patches available are reported.
The secure browsing feature lists unpatched vulnerabilities as well. This is an aid to deciding which browser to use. In this case, all browsers are deemed to be affected so the only steps you can take is to be careful which website you visit and hope your antivirus will block anything you come across.
That is what I am getting so that may be the reason. Hope someone else gives a reply to confirm that statement.

Jim
Jim:

If my reading comprehension and understanding of the issue is correct, that quoted passage should read:

"The secure browsing feature lists unpatchable vulnerabilities as well"

rather than

"The secure browsing feature lists unpatched vulnerbilities as well" (which is misleading to me).

Correct?

And I wonder why the default scan (without enabling "secure browsing") should indicate a patched state when in fact you are not. I was not even previously aware of that "secure browsing" choice and had been lulled into a false sense of security.

All in all--less reason for me to bother with Secunia.

thems sounds like fighting words to me
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29 Jan 2012   #18
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Maybe their definition of "Safe Browsing" is like the definition of "Safe Sex" - anything less than complete abstinence involves some risk.
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29 Jan 2012   #19
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

you earned your rep..
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29 Jan 2012   #20
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Secunia reports vulnerabilities in the browsers and their addons. If there is no patch, or update to fix it, they report currently no solution. With the state of these programs, they are almost always reported as insecure with no solution. I've been using PSI since it came out, and that has always been the case. There was one time I remember all 3 of my browsers (Opera, FF, and IE) being secure. If you have all the available solutions, you are as protected as anyone.

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