rsmith6621a
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Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 5:05 am

Snip.....Firefox has unpatched "extremely critical" security holes and exploit code is already circulating on the Net, security researchers have warned. The two unpatched flaws in the Mozilla browser could allow an attacker to take control of your system.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/120756
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 5:08 am

Haha! The joys of using Opera :P

Seriously though, all software contains holes, its just that IE was the only widely used browser, so all the attention of hackers was directed towards it. As firefox becomes more popular, more hackers will target it, and more holes will be found...
 
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 5:11 am

Firefox says a patch is being made. In the meantime, it's best to switch off the option Web Features/Allow Sites To Install Software.

http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=6582
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 5:14 am

Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

It's Republican biased

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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 5:19 am

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 3):

Just What I Was Thinkin Smile
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 5:22 am

Schoenorama: Firefox says a patch is being made. In the meantime, it's best to switch off the option Web Features/Allow Sites To Install Software.

It´s beyond me how anybody could actually enable such an option! It´s the internet version of a "Kick me!" sign.  crazy 
 
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 8:14 am

It is even more mind boggling that a so called to alternative MSIE would even include a feature like that. May as well stick with MSIE where you know they allow this kind of stuff....
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 8:40 am

Quoting Rsmith6621a (Thread starter):
Firefox has unpatched "extremely critical" security holes

Of course there are, that is how Clint Eastwood was able to steal that aircraft.
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 8:42 am

L-188: Of course there are, that is how Clint Eastwood was able to steal that aircraft.

Best reply so far!  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 8:50 am

The trick with controling Firefox Klaus is that you have to be able to think in russian. goodvibes 
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 8:58 am

Gee, I never thought of that!
 
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RE: Critical Flaw Found In Firefox

Tue May 10, 2005 9:37 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 5):
It´s beyond me how anybody could actually enable such an option! It´s the internet version of a "Kick me!" sign.

Amen! That should come standard with a "euthanise me now for I am not worthy of living" program that activates once the 'Kick me' button is pressed.
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