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Windows 7: Germany warns against use of Firefox browser!

22 Mar 2010   #1
Tarka Dal

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Germany warns against use of Firefox browser!

The German government has warned its citizenry against the use of the Firefox browser due to security issues.

BBC News - Germany warns against use of Firefox browser



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22 Mar 2010   #2
Dragonfly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

Quote:
Switching to a different browser may not be a good solution either, said Graham Cluley, senior technologist at security firm Sophos. "Switching your web browser willy-nilly as each new unpatched security hole is revealed could cause more problems than it's worth," he said.
"What are you going to do when your replacement browser itself turns out to contain a vulnerability?
Hear, hear...

Mozilla Security Blog Thread on this exploit
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22 Mar 2010   #3
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
Quote:
Switching to a different browser may not be a good solution either, said Graham Cluley, senior technologist at security firm Sophos. "Switching your web browser willy-nilly as each new unpatched security hole is revealed could cause more problems than it's worth," he said.
"What are you going to do when your replacement browser itself turns out to contain a vulnerability?
Hear, hear...

Mozilla Security Blog Thread on this exploit

Yes dear but they meant IE8 is just fine and dandy!

To be honest the way things are going you won't need a browser as there will be nothing to look at cos there is so much malware.
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22 Mar 2010   #4
Dragonfly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

Seems the guy who found the exploit tried to sell it to Mozilla first, and when they refused, he sold it to Secunia. After he cashed their check, he released it to the wild.

Extorting browser companies looks like a new cottage industry.
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22 Mar 2010   #5
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
Seems the guy who found the exploit tried to sell it to Mozilla first, and when they refused, he sold it to Secunia. After he cashed their check, he released it to the wild.

Extorting browser companies looks like a new cottage industry.
There is always an issue with everything in life. No matter what it is it will have a flaw. If everything was perfect then everything would work properly. 1st editions would always be the only editions.
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22 Mar 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

weren;t the german government warning against IE last month?
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22 Mar 2010   #7
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Next up: Stop using the internet.
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22 Mar 2010   #8
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
weren;t the german government warning against IE last month?
Yes! What do they have against browsers Lol; next week Chrome and Opera?
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22 Mar 2010   #9
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

At least you can be sure the exploit has mozilla's attention now...
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22 Mar 2010   #10
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

HA! So that's what that was. Fortunately MSE caught it. I had something try to come in using that loophole - and MSE let it know it wasn't wanted.

Thanks for the info.
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