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Windows 7: New Security Flaw Found In IE, Best Fire Up FireFox


04 Jan 2009   #11

Seven x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
Thanks, though I felt a bit of a fool

Norm
Could be worse. My friend fell for the dumbest trick in the world. He used to play Runescape and someone ran up and said "The game blocks your password". So he typed in his password into chat...

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04 Jan 2009   #12

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pho3nix1991 View Post
Could be worse. My friend fell for the dumbest trick in the world. He used to play Runescape and someone ran up and said "The game blocks your password". So he typed in his password into chat...
LMAO

Norm
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04 Jan 2009   #13

windows 7 X64
 
 

isnt firefox like the most unsecure application for windows...
Application Control and Device Control Solutions - Bit9 News Releases
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04 Jan 2009   #14

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TripOG View Post
isnt firefox like the most unsecure application for windows...
Application Control and Device Control Solutions - Bit9 News Releases
I've read this article and it's been debated over at the Vista forums. My opinion is that the article is flawed and uses an unsupportable hypothesis to justify it's conclusions.

Norm
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04 Jan 2009   #15

windows 7 X64
 
 

i use ie and havnt had a virus sense running vista, but i think thats more to do with being an experienced internet user and knowing what im doing.
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05 Jan 2009   #16

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TripOG View Post
i use ie and havnt had a virus sense running vista, but i think thats more to do with being an experienced internet user and knowing what im doing.
Check the Security Forums on Vista64. If you haven't had a virus it has not much to do with experience. A good AV, regular scans for malicious software and regular backups are the best protection. Experience isn't a factor at all, luck and good fortune can play a part though!

Norm
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05 Jan 2009   #17

 

Exactly - with the number of hijacked banner web ads as well as the still not entirely fixed SQL injection hacks that are being purveyed through out the net, not running an AV / AM / something means you're been lucky.

Part of that luck in Vista can be attributed to UAC, but there are more than a handful of Trojans and rootkits out there int the world that are UAC sensitive....
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