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Old 12-17-2008, 04:47 AM
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http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/111811

I'm not a techie, but thought you guys should be aware of this. Shields UP!
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:58 AM
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I have used Firefox for a long time, as it is faster and safer.


Thanks for the link. Good info for everyone to know!
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:45 AM
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There's a new exploit about once every month.

And there's a new patch.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:12 AM
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Just read about it this morning , time for me to try firefox. Seems like IE is the most often hit with bugs,



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Two applications to avoid at all costs; Internet Explorer, and Outlook.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:19 PM
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Is there an/any easy way to migrate IE Favorites to Firefox Bookmarks? [img]../images/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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GhostShip - 12/17/2008 2:19 PM

Is there an/any easy way to migrate IE Favorites to Firefox Bookmarks? [img]../images/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
Yeah, install Firefox.... That's it...
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StingerII - 12/18/2008 6:39 AM

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Is there an/any easy way to migrate IE Favorites to Firefox Bookmarks? [img]../images/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
Yeah, install Firefox.... That's it...
Well, I think you need to click on [yes] when it asks if you want to migrate your IE favorites to Firefox. But that's it.

Or from the Firefox [File] menu, click on [Import]. Don't worry about it, bringing your IE favorites to FF is a no-brainer.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:03 PM
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Eyeball - 12/17/2008 5:47 PM
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GhostShip - 12/17/2008 2:19 PM Is there an/any easy way to migrate IE Favorites to Firefox Bookmarks? [img]../images/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
Yeah, install Firefox.... That's it...
Well, I think you need to click on [yes] when it asks if you want to migrate your IE favorites to Firefox. But that's it. Or from the Firefox [File] menu, click on [Import]. Don't worry about it, bringing your IE favorites to FF is a no-brainer.
Thanks! [img]../images/emoticons/thumbsup.gif[/img]

When I installed it8 months ago I guess I didn't see the [yes] button. Import successful [img]../images/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:23 PM
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Microsoft now has an IE fix. Just do a windows update and you will have the fix.

I switched to Monzilla Firefox anyway.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:06 AM
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Firefox hax many vulnerabilities too:

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/22...-vulnerability

"Firefox tops app vulnerability list
Bit9 research reports 40 known severe vulnerabilities this year for the popular browser

Written by Phil Muncaster

vnunet.com, 11 Dec 2008
Mozilla's open-source Firefox browser recorded the highest number of severe vulnerabilities among popular consumer applications this year, according to new research from whitelisting firm Bit9 released today.

Versions two and three of the popular browser were found to have 40 known vulnerabilities over the course of the year. "
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:19 PM
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Seacat FL - 12/18/2008 10:06 PM

Firefox hax many vulnerabilities too: ...


Yes and no. Firefox has a lot of 3rd party addons that close those vulnerabilities. Using Firefox without addons is not as secure. I don't know anyone using FF without using the ******* Plus, Flashblock, and No Script addons. That is the beauty of FF's open source, and what makes FF a more secure browser, the 3rd party addons.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:19 AM
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Eyeball - 12/17/2008 5:08 PM Two applications to avoid at all costs; Internet Explorer, and Outlook.
lol..tell that to the 2/3 of companies that use M$ exchange as their email server. Or the 99% of companies that use Windows as their corporate desktop.
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