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July 19, 2004

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Nice little primer over here by Right Wing News.

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin.

Posted by Nathan at 10:45 AM | Comments (6)

I like the fact that she moved to Mozilla.

*Sings "Go Go Mozilla" mantra again*

Posted by: Jeremy at July 20, 2004 04:22 PM

I moved to Mozilla, too. I'm concerned, however, that if everyone moves to Mozilla that it will make it an attractive for hackers and spammers and other assorted direct-marketing lowlifes to attack the security.
Clearly, Mozilla is the better browser. But as everyone slowly figures this out and switches over, they'd better be ready for an onslaught of malicious code in the future.

Posted by: Nathan at July 20, 2004 04:25 PM

I'm not as concerned. (There are enough AOL users out there that IE will always be the promised land for [cr]ackers, spyware, and other internet nastiness.

And on the other side of the coin, Mozilla (and all its subbordinate products) are very quick to Fix their problems.

IE waits too long, at least until it becomes a major problem.

Posted by: Jeremy at July 20, 2004 04:35 PM

...that's what I was hoping you'd say. I'm not a computer guru, myself, so I don't have any first-hand experience/knowledge of Mozilla's vulnerabilities or lack thereof. I just like it better as a browser.

Posted by: Nathan at July 20, 2004 05:41 PM

Here is the another thing to put your mind at rest:
The major security flaw in IE is that is is part of the Windows Operating system. Its not a program, if you try to uninstall it, Windows just laughs at you, and offers you other alternatives instead. (Revert, Repair, Never Uninstall)
So when IE finds some good windows code, it does what a good operating system will do, it implements it. And the danger it poses is to the Operating System, because it IS the operating system.

Mozilla, is a program. Its stand alone, and only interacts with itself. Any files it encounters, it will ask the user first if it should download them. (It takes at lesat two "Yes" clicks to download and execute a peice of code, and that is the default setting.) Anything that is not saved to the computer is saved to Mozilla, and if Mozilla is harmed, you can just uninstall, delete the directory, and reinstall again.

AND, as you said, Mozilla is just a better browser. (Doesn't tabbed browseing ROCK?)

Posted by: Jeremy at July 21, 2004 08:20 AM

Actually, I don't really like tabbed browsing...
But I like everything else. And your reassurance makes sense. Woo-Hoo!

Posted by: Nathan at July 21, 2004 08:25 AM
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