I thought Firefox was meant to be secure.

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    Unhappy I thought Firefox was meant to be secure.


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    yep, it has been on Mozillazine forums for a while.

    You'll have to note though:
    So what is safe from tampering? A bad guy can't read your browser preferences. He doesn't know whether you use large toolbar icons or small ones, what your bookmarks are, or what sort of extensions you have installed.
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    sounds like a Macintosh problem to me
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    >sounds like a Macintosh problem to me
    It works fine on my WinXP box just fine (0.9.1). Dunno why he said that.
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    Go to about:config, set dom.disable_window_open_feature.menubar to true.

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    I thought Internet Explorer was meant to be secure too.. I won't post the google link of all the results of internet explorer exploits for you

    I'd have to say there aren't many public programs as large as Firefox that don't have at least a couple bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight
    yep, it has been on Mozillazine forums for a while.

    You'll have to note though:
    So what is safe from tampering? A bad guy can't read your browser preferences. He doesn't know whether you use large toolbar icons or small ones, what your bookmarks are, or what sort of extensions you have installed.
    but you could fake a login page with ease.

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    With Internet Explorer, I believe you can comprimise entire systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZakkWylde969
    With Internet Explorer, I believe you can comprimise entire systems.
    I'm not comparing the two's security, I was explaining why this is serious. Any level of insecurity is unacceptable.

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    I don't know any operating system with a working internet connection that is secure. Anything used that much is going to get exploited in one way or another. What's important, is finding, and patching the problem when it's discovered.
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    Lynx is the only way to be safe.

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    I'm sure that Mozilla Firefox is less insecure than those who exploit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZakkWylde969
    I don't know any operating system with a working internet connection that is secure. Anything used that much is going to get exploited in one way or another. What's important, is finding, and patching the problem when it's discovered.
    openbsd :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    openbsd :P

    Hah, check out the google results for "openbsd exploits". Try again my friend. The only way to have a secure system is to have no internet connection
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    screw lynx, i do all my surfing with telnet
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