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Hank
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Re: Which browser is recommended for security reasons?

said by StuartMW:

So Al Gore did invent the internet?

That explains a lot...

Yes, he did. Almost simultaneously Bill Clinton helped him invent all the pornographic sites.


StuartMW
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BTW I like a pissing contest as much as the next person--just as long as I'm not the one getting all wet
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DownTheShore
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reply to Mele20

They should have included an "Other" choice in that poll, since not all currently available browsers were listed.



ZZZZZZZ
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reply to StuartMW

quote:
Well my browser is better/faster/more secure than yours
And my browsers are all better/faster/more secure because I configure them properly.


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reply to Mele20

Common sense while browsing the Internet is the safest browser.

I was a HUGE fan of opera until recent versions. I use Firefox, and IE8 (xp) and Firefox and IE9 on Vista, 7.

Use spyware blaster for restricted sites list, and set custom security levels. But really, it's all common sense.
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slajoh01

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I can only vote for IE 8 or above.
Because IE has more granular security settings and controls via Group Policy.



Selenia
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

That site and Poll opened fine for me on IE6 Mele

»polldaddy.com/poll/6507228

I voted for IE -- IE CAN BE JUST AS SECURE AS ANY BROWSER IF YOU SET IT UP RIGHT!!

Its amazing which browser is winning! (People are blinded by mainstream BS and its sad)

Mainstream BS? Denial is not just a river in Egypt. The only way IE6 can come close to secure is with group policy, external programs(namely sandboxing and script sanitizing) and most of it's outdated plugins disabled. Lots of work to prove a point, Dude111. IE6 is Swiss cheese in need of you plugging all its holes. That is not what I call secure. My picks are Firefox with AppArmor or SeLinux, otherwise Chromium, which sandboxes the vulnerable Flash plugin and JavaScript engine. Doesn't that sound easier than plugging IE6, which is ugly anyways(rendering and interface)?
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Thats correct. IE is actually more secure in that respect IF setup correctly via Group Policy. But an average Joe user does not know this.



Dustyn
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reply to Mele20

Re: Which browser is recommended for security reasons?

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Opera 12.2
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Opera 12.2
I voted Opera. I also used IE to render the site. It worked perfectly just as it did with Opera 12.2.


Name Game
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you posted at 3:19pm and this is what it looks like at 4:40PM. Since there is a big deal direct link to the poll at the Opera site it's pretty much rigged. BTW I just voted a 4th time..this time Firefox.


Dustyn
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That is pretty laughable... I'll admit.
It didn't appear to stop me from voting numerous times either when I posted those screen shots. If it is indeed rigged... I want the whole ballot removed altogether. Your should only be allowed to vote once... and I am always interested in seeing who the real winner is.
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said by Name Game:

BTW I just voted a 4th time..

Vote early and vote often

I wonder how many of those votes are from dead people?
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Name Game
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Is Opera *really* the safest browser?

The poll opened on the morning of Monday 3rd September, and saw Chrome and Firefox take an early lead with Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera lagging far far behind.

Everything changed yesterday, however, as Opera surged in its share of the vote. The Norwegian browser - which had earlier only been receiving less than two votes every hour suddenly was receiving five votes every minute!

Impressive for a browser which has a much smaller marketshare than the big players.

So, what happened? Had thousands of people suddenly woken up to the realisation that Opera *was* their favourite browser, and that they should vote for it instead of Chrome or Firefox?

Well, we did a little digging around and found that Opera's marketing department wasn't resting on its laurels.

The guys and gals at Opera tweeted and posted on Facebook, inviting their fans to participate in the poll.

»nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/09···browser/

Sophos found the Chad
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StuartMW
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Chicago politicians would be proud



Name Game
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Well Dust...you are a winner in my book..Opera is a cool browser...in the end we all win since there is a big security push for all of them..that's important to me since it's not nice to get whacked by crap out there..we all have better things to do than clean up a system.


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reply to Mele20

said by Mele20:

Opera is winning this poll.

You have to be the most naive person accessing the Internet today. The frigging site the poll is from is My Opera dot com.

Do you not see the possibility?


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In the end, it's an unpoliced popularity poll... and like all such polls, it means as much as an eMail or Internet petition - that is, nothing. Like the AV competitions, browser security is an ephemeral, fleeting thing... the safest browser is only "safe" until the next zero-day browser or extension exploit. Personally, I feel one should really get to know the browser that they like the most and find most convenient, learn how to set it up most safely (then set it that way and keep it that way), keep it patched, and practice safe hex. In the end, if you do that, you really aren't likely to go too far wrong with any of the major flavors...
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Dude111
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reply to Mele20

 

Hmmmm i went to the Opera blog page you added to your post Mele and although it was DARK i could read everything there

I clicked on the POLL and it forwarded me to the page that has the link i posted above to the actual poll.......

I have v6.0.2800.1106 of IE6 .. I forgot which version you have but if it works for me it should for you



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reply to Blackbird

Re: Which browser is recommended for security reasons?

said by Blackbird:

In the end, it's an unpoliced popularity poll... and like all such polls, it means as much as an eMail or Internet petition - that is, nothing. Like the AV competitions, browser security is an ephemeral, fleeting thing... the safest browser is only "safe" until the next zero-day browser or extension exploit. Personally, I feel one should really get to know the browser that they like the most and find most convenient, learn how to set it up most safely (then set it that way and keep it that way), keep it patched, and practice safe hex. In the end, if you do that, you really aren't likely to go too far wrong with any of the major flavors...

Excellent post! I agree. My parents use IE9, I use firefox and chrome. The company I work for primarily uses IE9 but we secure it using WUS and group policy. No infections under my watch. Its amazing how incredibly secure any browser can be with the right settings and making sure that the browser is patched.
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Re:  

said by Dude111:

Hmmmm i went to the Opera blog page you added to your post Mele and although it was DARK i could read everything there

I clicked on the POLL and it forwarded me to the page that has the link i posted above to the actual poll.......

I have v6.0.2800.1106 of IE6 .. I forgot which version you have but if it works for me it should for you

Dude,

IE 6 is like expired milk, it is not secure.
»www.pcworld.com/article/204199/s···r_6.html


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said by PrntRhd:

said by Dude111:

Hmmmm i went to the Opera blog page you added to your post Mele and although it was DARK i could read everything there

I clicked on the POLL and it forwarded me to the page that has the link i posted above to the actual poll.......

I have v6.0.2800.1106 of IE6 .. I forgot which version you have but if it works for me it should for you

Dude,

The IE 6 is like expired milk, it is not secure.
»www.pcworld.com/article/204199/s···r_6.html

That's his choice.
I think we've all tried. lol
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Dude111
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reply to PrntRhd

Again,you are listening to mainstream crap!!!!!

IE6 is no worse than newer DUMBED DOWN/ugly versions of IE!! (That may be spying on you)


PrntRhd
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reply to Dustyn

I know but just how did he set up IE 6 to be secure yet open everything he comes up to? Really now...



StuartMW
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reply to Dustyn

said by Dustyn:

I think we've all tried. lol

I haven't but then I stopped doing that (in general with anyone) years ago

Sorta like banging your head against a brick wall. It's feels really good when you stop
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reply to Dude111

Internet Explorer 6 for Windows 7 Layer Definition File

»www.symantec.com/connect/downloa···ion-file

It's never really over until someone turns off the switch...

»usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08···chickens
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evoxllx

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reply to Mele20

Re: Which browser is recommended for security reasons?

It seems extremely unlikely for the browser itself to cause any real-world security threat.

People get malware from add-ons, extensions and the random crap they download + run.

If you want to be safer, stop using vulnerable applications, such as Adobe products, Java and other such things.

If you must use them, at least run them in a VM.



Lagz
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reply to Mele20

I didn't see a choice for Konqueror, what gives?



antdude
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reply to Mele20

Lynx! W3m! Links! ELinks! :P


Mele20
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Re:  

That is something else! (IE 6 on Win 7).



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said by Mele20:

That is something else! (IE 6 on Win 7).

Yeah, I'd like to see that in action. Same on Vista. :P