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Title: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Shreddie on May 10, 2005, 10:55:27 AM
I don't use this, but I've just come across this article that I thought might be of use to some of the members here who do.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4532127.stm
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Simön Lé Brit † ™ on May 10, 2005, 11:02:43 AM
This is not the first time the problem has arisen, Ive been aware of this problem since last september even though my MCSE tutor swears by Firefox.. below is an article dated from April that seems to suggest that this is not a new problem either HTH :)


http://news.softpedia.com/news/Multiple-flaws-in-Mozilla-1310.shtml

Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: icemaidnrebix on May 10, 2005, 11:03:08 AM
AAAAAAHHH!...thanks for the heads up Shreddie!.. :o :o :o
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Karnataka on May 10, 2005, 11:06:50 AM
I don't use this, but I've just come across this article that I thought might be of use to some of the members here who do.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4532127.stm

Thanks Shreddie. I started using Firefox a couple of months ago as a result of having serious virus problems with IE6. Does this latest news mean it is any more or less secure than IE6? It doesn't say.
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Shreddie on May 10, 2005, 11:10:57 AM
I have no idea K, I reckon this could be a job for...........AndyR  O0
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Simön Lé Brit † ™ on May 10, 2005, 11:11:24 AM
Mr K take a look at the second link it may answer some of your questions as the BBC dont go into depth on it they are just reporting it :)
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Rubikscube on May 10, 2005, 18:40:35 PM
Thanks guys. Reading the 2nd article if you have the latest update 1.03 you should be Ok

Firefox does put up an icon in the top right hand corner when there is an update available
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: icemaidnrebix on May 10, 2005, 19:07:22 PM
Oh thank goodness..yes I have the update I didn't read the second article....panic over...lol...thank you.... O0
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: AndyR on May 10, 2005, 19:30:24 PM
No browser will ever be secure.

As IE is used by the vast majority of computer users any security problems are going to noticed by more people sooner than with other browsers and as such will be highlighted in the media. The fact is that a fully patched IE is no less secure than any other fully patched browser. IE lacks many features that other browsers have implemented (like tabbed browsing). It also doesn't so much as adhere by the rules of the internet but tries to re-write them in it's own image. It's for reasons like this that IE is frowned upon by the net 'savvy'.

I use a browser called Maxthon - which is IE based BUT you wouldn't think so. It has tabbed browsing, mouse gestures, automatic translation of pages, full RSS compliance, a great ad and popup/under blocker and so on. It's free and is updated often.

www.maxthon.com
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Viscount Discount on May 10, 2005, 19:38:43 PM
Where would be without AndyR.  :)

He's like that bloke on Dr Who who owned the internet (but less evil!)  8)
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Simön Lé Brit † ™ on May 10, 2005, 19:44:21 PM
Checking out Maxthon now, cheers for the heads up on that Andy R :)  O0
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Shreddie on May 11, 2005, 10:04:34 AM
AndyR - you are fantastic  O0
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: luckynickd on August 21, 2007, 22:16:23 PM
watcha computer geeks  - sorry i mean gurus...

right, the story so far is that i am trying, for about the zillionth time, to get Fire fox to work on my PC and the only site i am having problems with is guess what? The PEC...

i keeps asking me to log in but when i attempt to do so it tells me that my chocolate chip cookies are up the creek and i need to do something

i am using the most latestest version of FF with Win XP and Castrol GTX

any ideas?
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Pin on August 21, 2007, 22:20:53 PM
Have you tried googling PEC on FF and trying to get in that way ??
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: luckynickd on August 21, 2007, 22:25:53 PM
Have you tried googling PEC on FF and trying to get in that way ??

i bow to your expertise Pinny...it worked! for now at least...
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Pin on August 21, 2007, 22:35:48 PM
Yay for me I'm a Computer Geek Guru   :2funny:
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: N. Andrei on November 08, 2008, 12:56:11 PM
If the Mac becomes the next most used computer, then more viruses will be made for it. If you want to deal real damage, make viruses for OSs that most people use.

But anyway, FF3 is terrible. Maybe competition is so fast these days, it's necessary to release half-done products. But that still sucks.
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Wingtipvortex on November 15, 2008, 13:17:13 PM
If the Mac becomes the next most used computer, then more viruses will be made for it. If you want to deal real damage, make viruses for OSs that most people use.

But anyway, FF3 is terrible. Maybe competition is so fast these days, it's necessary to release half-done products. But that still sucks.
I agree 100% Nick, OPERA BROWSER, OPERA BROWSER, OPERA BROWSER ;)
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: obsdoc on November 15, 2008, 14:56:40 PM
Would you recommend OPERA BROWSER, by anychance Wingy?    ::) :P ;)
Title: Re: Firefox Browser Info
Post by: Wingtipvortex on November 15, 2008, 15:26:45 PM
Never heard of it :o