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Safest version of Firefox for vista?


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#1 alienuser

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:06 AM

http://blog.trendmicro.com/vulnerability-f...-in-firefox-30/

Just givin everyone a heads up, dunno if its been patched or anything yet.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:00 AM

http://blog.trendmicro.com/vulnerability-f...-in-firefox-30/

Just givin everyone a heads up, dunno if its been patched or anything yet.


Recently FF just had an update & the latest version is 3.0.5. Do you know if this resolved the issue?

Also, the article is not really clear on exactly what the thread is? More info would be appreciated, if you have it.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:47 PM

Unfortunately, since the article does not specify what the vulnerability is, it is impossible to say whether or not the issue has been fixed. However, the article was released in June, and there have been several releases to fix various issues since.

Edited by InterestinglyAverage, 31 January 2009 - 09:48 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:55 PM

I hope they fixed it, I am not sure. Just thought I'd post this for people to know just in case :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:19 PM

Here is a list of known security issues in the current build of Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vuln.../firefox30.html
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Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:10 PM

Sheesh, I thought firefox was one of the safest browsers. What is the best browser out there security wise?

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:09 AM

Here is a list of known security issues in the current build of Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vuln.../firefox30.html


Good info, IA. Actually it looks like they have addressed & fixed a number of issues to date (version 3.0.5).

Franky, alienuser, I have been a happy camper since switching to FF. Not only does it seem to have less security & stability issues than IE, but I also like how you can customize it. For example, right now I am using Camifox as my theme with a number of nice add ons like Adblock plus, CS lite, Dictionarysearch, etc.

It WORKS! :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:00 PM

alienuser, anything is better than IE, Opera generally has less reported vulnerabilities than Firefox, but Firefox practices more full disclosure. I think Firefox is more tested than Opera, and Chrome is so new I wouldn't rely on it just yet as a secure platform.

More and more browsers are moving to a single parser - Safari, Chrome, and IE8 will all use WebKit. The differentiating factor will be more how the different browsers handle scripting and issues from media plugins. Several recent vulnerabilities have attacked Flash Player, RealMedia and Quicktime, rather than the browser itself.

I still lean toward Firefox because they tend to be quick to update critical issues, and the browser has enough of an audience that it gets tested for problems pretty heavily - it is more likely for problems to be discovered, reported and fixed before being exploited in Firefox compared to any other browser, in my opinion.
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