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Twiagon
Posted - 2008.12.16 12:53:00 - [1]
 

"Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed."

"What we've seen from the exploit so far is it stealing game passwords, but it's inevitable that it will be adapted by criminals," he said. "It's just a question of modifying the payload the trojan installs."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7784908.stm

Here is the full article, sorry it is not linkable, some nice person might make it so for others ease of use.

Jana Clant
New Dawn Corp
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2008.12.16 12:56:00 - [2]
 


Mithrantir Ob'lontra
Gallente
Ixion Defence Systems
Sc0rched Earth
Posted - 2008.12.16 12:56:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Mithrantir Ob''lontra on 16/12/2008 12:57:09
Originally by: Twiagon

linky

Here is the full article, sorry it is not linkable, some nice person might make it so for others ease of use.

Ex0101
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:09:00 - [4]
 

Security flaws, in IE, who would have thought Rolling Eyes

Larg Kellein
Caldari
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:10:00 - [5]
 

Internet experts are calling this a firefox bandwagon and are as always jumping on it with great enthusiasm.

Par'Gellen
Gallente
Neon Cranium
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:11:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Larg Kellein
Internet experts are calling this a firefox bandwagon and are as always jumping on it with great enthusiasm.
ROFL

Furb Killer
Gallente
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:34:00 - [7]
 

There are security flaws found all the time in both ie and firefox. If you want you can disable something to be safe again, or dont download too much **** till it is fixed.

Do we need a topic every time a security issue is discovered?

Twiagon
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:41:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Twiagon on 16/12/2008 13:42:46
My apologies, I was just trying to be helpful and had not seen a topic here already. Confused

With recent news from CCP about phishing and hacked accounts, I thought it only prudent to try to help those that don't protect themselves enough. It should be second nature to keep spyware/AV upto date but for some reason that message does not always get through.

Ofc, you didn't have to read it or respond if you already knew about it Razz

P.S. thanks to the first 2 posters for making the linky clickable.

Hywang
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:43:00 - [9]
 

Chrome is better anyway ;)

Druadan
Syrus Speculations
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:45:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Twiagon
Edited by: Twiagon on 16/12/2008 13:42:46
My apologies, I was just trying to be helpful and had not seen a topic here already. Confused

With recent news from CCP about phishing and hacked accounts, I thought it only prudent to try to help those that don't protect themselves enough. It should be second nature to keep spyware/AV upto date but for some reason that message does not always get through.

Ofc, you didn't have to read it or respond if you already knew about it Razz

P.S. thanks to the first 2 posters for making the linky clickable.


Reporting these incidents is always useful. Don't let the malcontents convince you otherwise.


Originally by: Hywang
Chrome is better anyway ;)


Enjoy your third-party cookies.

Winterblink
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:52:00 - [11]
 

Some businesses mandate only IE usage in their offices, but anyone using IE of their own free will (say, on a home PC) is an idiot.

Boomershoot
Caldari
Suddenly Ninjas
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:57:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Winterblink
Some businesses mandate only IE usage in their offices, but anyone using IE of their own free will (say, on a home PC) is an idiot.


CCP Lingorm


C C P
Posted - 2008.12.16 13:59:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Hywang
Chrome is better anyway ;)


Not Really.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/15/browser_password_security_tests/


Winterblink
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.12.16 14:01:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: CCP Lingorm
Originally by: Hywang
Chrome is better anyway ;)


Not Really.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/15/browser_password_security_tests/




"Curiously Google Chrome was the only browser to pass one test 'not filling in a form when auto-complete is set to off'."

*chortle*

Ix Forres
Caldari
Righteous Chaps
Posted - 2008.12.16 14:04:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Furb Killer
There are security flaws found all the time in both ie and firefox. If you want you can disable something to be safe again, or dont download too much **** till it is fixed.


Difference is that with IE you wait till patch Tuesday, Firefox it's overnight.


Par'Gellen
Gallente
Neon Cranium
Posted - 2008.12.16 14:31:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: CCP Lingorm
Not Really.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/15/browser_password_security_tests/


Odd... I took the test on that site and IE wasn't anywhere near as bad as they say on the homepage. Mine got 13 Successes and 8 Failures rather than their reported 5 Successes and 16 Failures.

Megan Maynard
Minmatar
Navigators of the Abyss
Posted - 2008.12.16 14:37:00 - [17]
 

Firefox 4tw......

TimMc
Brutal Deliverance
Gypsy Band
Posted - 2008.12.16 14:40:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Ix Forres
Originally by: Furb Killer
There are security flaws found all the time in both ie and firefox. If you want you can disable something to be safe again, or dont download too much **** till it is fixed.


Difference is that with IE you wait till patch Tuesday, Firefox it's overnight.




Remember kids: when you use Firefox, you are using communism!

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2008.12.16 14:41:00 - [19]
 

Opera ftw.

Ancy Denaries
Posted - 2008.12.16 16:12:00 - [20]
 

I personally run opera on my Archlinux box...mostly because it's fast, not a primary target for bastards, and has nice features.

If I want a dead safe browser, I'd use Lynx.

Makko Gray
Pheno-Tech Industries
Crimson Wings.
Posted - 2008.12.16 16:39:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Makko Gray on 16/12/2008 16:39:24
This is a little more serious than your run of the mill IE flaw, and it is being actively exploited.

More details for the technically minded here http://secunia.com/advisories/33089/ and here http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/961051.mspx

I would imagine microsoft will be releasing an out-of-cycle update for this issue rather than waiting for their monthly release, if only because of the high profile alone.

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2008.12.16 16:42:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Sidus Isaacs on 16/12/2008 16:42:35
Originally by: Ex0101
Security flaws, in IE, who would have thought Rolling Eyes


I have not used IE for like 5 years or so. Firefox ftw!

Neth'Rae
Gallente
State Protectorate
Posted - 2008.12.16 16:45:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Neth''Rae on 16/12/2008 16:46:15
Originally by: Tippia
Opera ftw.


Yeah :>
Mouse-gestures :3
It's also the fastest browser Cool

Mag's
the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2008.12.16 16:57:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Winterblink
Some businesses mandate only IE usage in their offices, but anyone using IE of their own free will (say, on a home PC) is an idiot.



Sums it up nicely.

Jack Gilligan
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.12.16 16:58:00 - [25]
 

Firefox FTW... One of the worst moves ever by Microsoft was incorporating the browser into explorer. I've lost count of the computers I've had to reload because the user borked IE and thus the whole GUI forcing me to re do everything.

Firefox+Noscript+AdBlockPlus+Flashblock is what I use.

Kirra Liu
Serenity Rising.
Posted - 2008.12.16 16:59:00 - [26]
 

Internet Explorer is one big security flaw tbh, FireFox for me Very Happy

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.12.16 17:07:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Neth'Rae
Edited by: Neth''Rae on 16/12/2008 16:46:15
Originally by: Tippia
Opera ftw.


Yeah :>
Mouse-gestures :3
It's also the fastest browser Cool

Chome is by FAR the fastest browser I ever used. Safari used to take the crown, but Chrome takes it now, especially when it comes to Javascript.

Jack Gilligan
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.12.16 17:09:00 - [28]
 

BTW, why can't we get the in game browser engine replaced with Firefox? It's free, other MMO's use it for an IGB, and it would greatly increase the functionality.

Benco97
Gallente
Terraprobe Dynamics
Posted - 2008.12.16 17:41:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Jack Gilligan
BTW, why can't we get the in game browser engine replaced with Firefox? It's free, other MMO's use it for an IGB, and it would greatly increase the functionality.



It'd be too powerful in what it could do.

Arous Drephius
Posted - 2008.12.16 18:58:00 - [30]
 

OMG, IE sucks! Who would ever have thought that?

Tbh, anyone that still uses that pile of crap that Microsoft still call a browser deserves whatever they get.


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