I thought Firefox was meant to be secure.

This is a discussion on I thought Firefox was meant to be secure. within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by whackaxe screw lynx, i do all my surfing with telnet but still you are connected to some ...

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    Its not rocket science vasanth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by whackaxe
    screw lynx, i do all my surfing with telnet
    but still you are connected to some kind of a network then.. and some of the previous exploits just needed your system to be connected to a network with other exploited systems...

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    If a telnet client or lynx contain buffer overflows, then they can be exploited, it has nothing to do with running w/o a GUI.

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    Though that text-based internet that comes bundled with CygWin looks mighty fun (for those of us that don't browse born 24/7).

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    Solution: Use Opera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -KEN-
    Solution: Use Opera!

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    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search

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    I think we can all agree that all programs have exploits to be found, it just takes a good program developer to find and fix the problems.
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    While we're talking about bugs in browsers, for anyone with IE, try searching for some text that doesn't exist on a page, and then hit F1 when the OK button comes up. It crashes.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    The only way to have a secure system is to have no internet connection
    And even that may not be secure enough, if someone manages to physically gain access to your computer....
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    The most secure computer is a non-existant one.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight
    And even that may not be secure enough, if someone manages to physically gain access to your computer....

    then you have been seriously Pwn3d and there isn't much you can do apart from respect the guys determination
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    7.54 seems to be faster than 7.53 also.

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