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    Thumbs up Security Hots Up The Browser Wars

    It would seem that something quite useful is coming out of the "browser wars". Both Microsoft and Mozilla have announced enhanced security features for the next release of their products.

    http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11508?ref=rss

    Personally, I give the edge to MS, as they sell mice, and my spies tell me they are working on a new one that detects a luser and stops "clicky, clicky" from working
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    I give the edge to MS, as they sell mice, and my spies tell me they are working on a new one that detects a luser and stops "clicky, clicky" from working
    Explain?

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    Hey oofki,

    Explain?
    One of the biggest security problems in the IT World is best described by the acronym: P.E.B.C.A.K.

    Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

    Like if the (L)user sees "go here to see Britney Spears nude"........ "go here to enter free $100,000 draw" and so on they go "clicky, clicky" and then we have the e-mail attachments etc..............etc............

    Do you see the joke now?

    I am afraid that I was being facetious old chap.
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    While "clicky, clicky" prevention is well and good, the bad guys are already beyond the technique. Many malware infections don't require clicky, clicky in the traditional sense. A simple site visit suffices nicely.

    IE8 will adhere to open standards and all but that wasn't an internal decision for the greater good. It was market pressure, i.e., cash out of our pockets if we don't do this.

    Anyway. FWIW.

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    The U. S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), part of the federal government's Department of Homeland Security, put it bluntly in advisories posted in the last two days: "US-CERT encourages users to disable ActiveX controls as described in the Securing Your Web Browser document," the organization recommended.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,142201/article.html

    This disposes of the old argument that alternative browsers "lack functionality"
    Internet Explorer will "lack" those functions too, after you have disabled them.
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