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“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

What was that about Firefox being safe?

May 11th 2006 in Uncategorized


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:

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“What was that about Firefox being safe?”


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…


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:

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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