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Whenever something gets popular, the hounds are waiting to pounce on it.

Same with Firefox. Apparently there is a security exploit floating around the net that will allow an attacker to take control of your system.

A patch expected shortly, but the work around is to disable JavaScript. OMG, can you imagine the net without Javascript, asp.net javascript:__doPostback(… held captive?

And I totally support Brandon’s views.

Guess I can flirt with Maxthon for a few days maybe.

Source: - http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?NewsID=3619&Page=1&pagePos=16

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:10 PM Misc | Back to top


Comments on this post: The Bane of being Popular - Firefox finds its flaws

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At the risk of sounding like a fanboy, it is noticeable only because Firefox patch management isn't all the good at the moment. It seems like the safest (and sometimes only) option is to download and reinstall the full app. At 5mb a download, that adds up; and then there is the underlying insecurity that an update is going to bork the profile.

Remove those problems and people won't notice as much or get quite so annoyed. 300k (or 1mb) is a lot easier to swallow.

So running bleeding edge, modded nightly builds has an advantage or two after all :) The fixes (and one other bugfix) are already in the nightlies, if you really can't live without your javascript.
Left by thimal on May 11, 2005 4:27 PM

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