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 Post subject: Stop using IE
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:57 am 
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I'm sure where this is a forum for more advanced users there aren't many still using the default Windows browser but I thought I'd pass this info along anyway.
Last week CERT [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6746-2004Jun25.html]recommended
[/url] using browsers other than IE and now the Department of Homeland Security is now making the same recommendation


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 Post subject: Re: Stop using IE
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:31 am 
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Skeksis wrote:
I'm sure where this is a forum for more advanced users there aren't many still using the default Windows browser but I thought I'd pass this info along anyway.
Last week CERT [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6746-2004Jun25.html]recommended
[/url] using browsers other than IE and now the Department of Homeland Security is now making the same recommendation



For those that don't want to register at the Washington post

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-163A.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:57 am 
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yep, im using mozilla firefox. way better than IE.


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 Post subject: Re: Stop using IE
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:01 am 
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MantaBase wrote:
Skeksis wrote:
I'm sure where this is a forum for more advanced users there aren't many still using the default Windows browser but I thought I'd pass this info along anyway.
Last week CERT [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6746-2004Jun25.html]recommended
[/url] using browsers other than IE and now the Department of Homeland Security is now making the same recommendation



For those that don't want to register at the Washington post

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-163A.html


I believe that is a different hole and this one is newer.
http://www.us-cert.gov/current/current_activity.html#iis5

It looks like CERT doesn't have a technical description available at this time. Hmm... neither does securityfocus. Ditto for microsoft.


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 Post subject: Re: Stop using IE
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:15 am 
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Gadget wrote:
MantaBase wrote:
Skeksis wrote:
I'm sure where this is a forum for more advanced users there aren't many still using the default Windows browser but I thought I'd pass this info along anyway.
Last week CERT [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6746-2004Jun25.html]recommended
[/url] using browsers other than IE and now the Department of Homeland Security is now making the same recommendation



For those that don't want to register at the Washington post

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-163A.html


I believe that is a different hole and this one is newer.
http://www.us-cert.gov/current/current_activity.html#iis5

It looks like CERT doesn't have a technical description available at this time. Hmm... neither does securityfocus. Ditto for microsoft.



Funny - thats what I thought I had linked to.

MS just released something:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:07 pm 
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I tried FF, didn't stick, tried Opera, its better, but for some reason I just keep opening up IE in windows... But I'm using linux a bit more now so I don't have that problem :)


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 Post subject: Re: Stop using IE
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:44 am 
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Skeksis wrote:
I'm sure where this is a forum for more advanced users there aren't many still using the default Windows browser but I thought I'd pass this info along anyway.
Last week CERT [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6746-2004Jun25.html]recommended
[/url] using browsers other than IE and now the Department of Homeland Security is now making the same recommendation



oh man, that's right there does seem to be yet another hole. I'm happy to say I've been using Firebird for the last 6 mos or so instead of IE anyway.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:29 am 
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I've been using Avant browser for about 8 months or so now and it's great. it has a built in pop-up stopper, tabbed browseing etc. It's a similar product to Fire Fox, but I found I had to fiddle with it less. Anyway, I didn't see anyone else mention it, so here it is if you're interested.

www.avantbrowser.com


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:38 am 
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funny. im no expert and i could have told you that


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:20 pm 
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Booradley wrote:
I've been using Avant browser for about 8 months or so now and it's great. it has a built in pop-up stopper, tabbed browseing etc. It's a similar product to Fire Fox, but I found I had to fiddle with it less. Anyway, I didn't see anyone else mention it, so here it is if you're interested.

www.avantbrowser.com

It may pack more features than IE, but it is still IE at the core - you should go to the MS links in the other thread and make sure you're not vulnerable.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:50 pm 
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well finally downloaded mozilla and so far i like it i didnt use the e-mail portion of it but the rest looks good so far


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 Post subject: Re: Stop using IE
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 7:17 pm 
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Skeksis wrote:
I'm sure where this is a forum for more advanced users there aren't many still using the default Windows browser but I thought I'd pass this info along anyway.
Last week CERT [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6746-2004Jun25.html]recommended
[/url] using browsers other than IE and now the Department of Homeland Security is now making the same recommendation


It will be about 2009 before the Feds stop using IE for themselves, if at all.

In any event, whichever browser you use, you will need to keep up to date on patches.

http://secunia.com/advisories/11978/

This goes for other products as well.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 7:55 pm 
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well finally downloaded mozilla and so far i like it i didnt use the e-mail portion of it but the rest looks good so far


Yeah, I wish you'd bring me over my copy so I can try it. :) You did download it for me! 8)

:-)
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well because of your s l o o o o o ow connection you just have to wait
mwahahahahaha


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cncmonke wrote:
well finally downloaded mozilla and so far i like it i didnt use the e-mail portion of it but the rest looks good so far


Yeah, I wish you'd bring me over my copy so I can try it. :) You did download it for me! 8)

:-)
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DL Firefox - it is only 4 megs.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 6:27 am 
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DL Firefox - it is only 4 megs.

he is getting cd today along with 1.9gb of other downloads i did for him


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 Post subject: Microsoft Networks's State recommends Firefox
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:32 am 
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Microsoft Networks's State recommends Firefox: ""the flaws affect every user of Internet Explorer." That's about 95 percent of all Net users. No matter how well they had protected themselves against viruses, spyware, and everything else in the past, they were still vulnerable to yet another flaw in Microsoft's browser. Scob didn't get me, but it was enough to make me ditch Explorer in favor of the much less vulnerable Firefox browser."[/url]


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:44 pm 
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Firefox Rules! 8)

Running Version 0.9, and loving it!

My sister gets about 30-40 pieces of ad/spyware in a couple weeks. I get about 10-15 every 3 months. BUT, that's because every now and then I use IE to get to certain sites (Photoshare.co.nz, and adoramapix.com). I believe their webpages require Active X controls to work, they use this to upload photos. Anyway, every now and then I forget to switch back to Firefox before going anywhere else, and I get the ad/spyware.


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Firefox Rules! 8)

Running Version 0.9, and loving it!



word.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:53 am 
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keymaker wrote:
yep, im using mozilla firefox. way better than IE.


Didn't care for Netscape so was turned off by Mozilla 1.7 but, been using Firefox 0.9.1 for a while now and like it much more then IE.

http://www.mozilla.org/

I think Opera is another option but never used it.


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