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What was that about Firefox being safe?

May 11th 2006 in Uncategorized

http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1327


Now, I’m sure that Rocky’s ‘Killer Coding Ninja Monkeys’ could make something of this…


What is the mantra?  No Web browser is *safe*.  No operating system is *safe*.


What do you need to do?  You patch your system.  You practice safe hex.  You use a non-admin account.  You do NOT assume that just because you are using <operating system other than Windows> or <Web browser other than Internet Explorer> that you are somehow safe from the bad guys.  You are NOT SAFE!!!


Oh, and by the way, this cartoon is *way* too close to home for comfort.  My family reckons AJ is me dressed up to look human:
http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20060511


2 comments to...
“What was that about Firefox being safe?”

klanga2049

Yet that bug isn’t a high risk security vulnerability like the many IE still has. God, why does everyone make a fuss when a bug in Firefox is discovered… Yes, no browser and OS is 100% secure or bug-free, but you can clearly say that Firefox is more secure than IE…



sandi

No. I will not say that Firefox is ‘more secure’ than IE. It is simply less of a target.

Go read this – the reasoning applies as much to Firefox as it does to Linux:
http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/05/10/94219.aspx


Go… now.. read it.. take something away from it.
Specifically, read:
http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/05/08/bad-news-my-mom-is-in-hospital/ thenhttp://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/05/10/from-billings-mt/ thenhttp://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/05/10/bad-news-gets-worse/ thenhttp://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/05/11/balling-over-bowling/ 
Its so sad that Rob is going through this, but it is something we will *all* have to go through at some time or other.
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