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Spyware takes aim at Mozilla browsers?


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#1 SirJon

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:34 PM

http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-10595_11-...tml?tag=nl.e107

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:22 PM

No No!! Just say it ain't so.. don't wanna click that link but I have to.. *groan*

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:45 PM

Well as always read the fine print and be carefull what you download. I hope we can make sure this never happenes. Either way im going to stick with firefox I mean its so much better than IE anyday!

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 02:15 PM

The issue seems to be that people have to actually download something, so no matter what browser one uses, the culprit is (surprise, surprise) the user.
If you take a look at the Mozilla security center, or have read any release information, you will find the folks there are constantly fixing security problems with each release.
In the past, where there was a MAJOR security problem documented, they issued a patch within two days. And any browser that does not rely on ActiveX controls and is not part-and-parcel with the operating system is bound to be more secure than IE.
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 04:21 PM

I use the firefox browser only cus I hate IE, darn windoze!! But anyway, I have gotten two pop-ups using it and did not click on anything. Maybe a fluke? Not sure but very concerned. :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 March 2005 - 02:01 AM

I use the firefox browser only cus I hate IE, darn windoze!! But anyway, I have gotten two pop-ups using it and did not click on anything. Maybe a fluke? Not sure but very concerned. :thumbsup:

There are plenty of coding methods to get around almost all pop-up block methods used by both IE and Firefox now unfortunately. Expect them to become more and more in use over the course of the next year.




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