firefox vs IE
Posted 17 April 2005 - 01:59 PM
is version 1.02 the latest for firefox?
Firefox 1.03 was just released.
Posted 17 April 2005 - 02:15 PM
If you fail to spot what is hilarious, please don't advice anybody on anything anymore. Hide in a corner, stay really quiet.
Here comes your explanation:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SUCKS COMPLETELY, you say, like every version before it.
And then you turn around and advice someone to use FireFox
because it is most like IE6. So you're advising people to use something that behaves most likes something that sucks completely.
I would immediately take your advice! NOT!
Get it now?
Posted 17 April 2005 - 04:39 PM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 01:35 AM
1. Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness. We usually recommend FireFox user posted image.
Edited by D_SnipA.L., 19 April 2005 - 01:38 AM.
Posted 19 April 2005 - 02:57 PM
Again, IE is the most attacked browser because it is the most used browser. When you're a bored little tosser and you think it's cool to mess up other peoples systems, you don't go for that one guy who is still running lynx. Nor for the small group that runs Galeon or whatever. You want most effect, so you go for the biggest boy on the block.
Now if everybody switches to FireFox, which is also created by humans, and therefor flawed, the previously mentioned little (equivalent of amoebe) will aim its attacks at biggest. Which will then be FireFox (version 12.0.9 or something).
Changing browser is symptom-fighting.
It only works for a while.
( But if everybody switches to FireFox, I will be completely safe with the next version of IE Thanks switchers! )
So I am not running with the hype and immediately yelling "Dump IE! It blows and sucks at the same time!!" ( it is apparently based on the JET engine ). Actually I'm just sitting here and waiting for the first FirFox attacks to take place. Just to prove me right.
Imagine what sneaky things you can figure out when you have the source-code of an application. You can go through it line by line and find all the flaws. And exploit them.
It may be the browser, but only for a part. Most guilty is of course the person who writes the malicious applications, but an immediate next is the user who clicks everything that reads "Click me". Or who leaves everything open when he goes searching for P0RN ( childish filter, it just happens to be called that, is the name Ilona Staller also filtered? ) , warez or mp3's.
Again, FireFox is a fine browser, with some very nice features. It is however not heaven's gift. Neither is Internet Explorer. Or any other browser.
100% safe is not having a network connection.
"They are not my moderators"
"Moderators don't hold the universal truth, just the option to kick you off the board"
And please keep on posting. I don't want to shut up anybody.
( Well honesty be told, some people I would really like to shut up, alas, they are not on the board ).
Posted 19 April 2005 - 03:12 PM
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