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anonytmouse
08-06-2004, 09:28 PM
http://www.nd.edu/~jsmith30/xul/test/spoof.html

laserlight
08-06-2004, 11:02 PM
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.

Waldo2k2
08-06-2004, 11:59 PM
sounds like a Macintosh problem to me

XSquared
08-07-2004, 12:19 AM
>sounds like a Macintosh problem to me
It works fine on my WinXP box just fine (0.9.1). Dunno why he said that.

glUser3f
08-07-2004, 12:06 PM
Go to about:config, set dom.disable_window_open_feature.menubar to true.

ZakkWylde969
08-07-2004, 04:21 PM
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 :rolleyes:

I'd have to say there aren't many public programs as large as Firefox that don't have at least a couple bugs.

Brian
08-07-2004, 04:40 PM
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.

ZakkWylde969
08-07-2004, 04:46 PM
With Internet Explorer, I believe you can comprimise entire systems. :rolleyes:

Brian
08-07-2004, 04:48 PM
With Internet Explorer, I believe you can comprimise entire systems. :rolleyes:
I'm not comparing the two's security, I was explaining why this is serious. Any level of insecurity is unacceptable.

ZakkWylde969
08-07-2004, 05:13 PM
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.

CSmith
08-07-2004, 05:32 PM
Lynx is the only way to be safe.

gcn_zelda
08-07-2004, 06:04 PM
I'm sure that Mozilla Firefox is less insecure than those who exploit it.

Brian
08-07-2004, 07:16 PM
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

ZakkWylde969
08-07-2004, 10:41 PM
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 :p

whackaxe
08-08-2004, 02:28 AM
screw lynx, i do all my surfing with telnet :p

vasanth
08-08-2004, 06:31 AM
screw lynx, i do all my surfing with telnet :p
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...

glUser3f
08-08-2004, 08:09 AM
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.

sean
08-08-2004, 09:29 AM
Though that text-based internet that comes bundled with CygWin looks mighty fun (for those of us that don't browse born 24/7).

-KEN-
08-08-2004, 10:08 AM
Solution: Use Opera!

The More You Know...!

gcn_zelda
08-08-2004, 12:12 PM
Solution: Use Opera!

The More You Know...!

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Opera+exploits&btnG=Google+Search

ZakkWylde969
08-08-2004, 01:07 PM
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.

-KEN-
08-08-2004, 01:27 PM
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Opera+exploits&btnG=Google+Search

http://my.opera.com/forums/announcement.php?forumid=40

XSquared
08-08-2004, 06:31 PM
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. :p

laserlight
08-08-2004, 09:15 PM
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....

XSquared
08-08-2004, 10:11 PM
The most secure computer is a non-existant one.

whackaxe
08-09-2004, 02:54 AM
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 :D

ober
08-09-2004, 08:03 AM
http://my.opera.com/forums/announcement.php?forumid=40
7.54 seems to be faster than 7.53 also.