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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #105 on: January 13, 2010, 01:38:16 AM »
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Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
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The simpler the better

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the principle that "entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity" and the conclusion thereof, that the simplest explanation or strategy tends to be the best one.

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« Reply #106 on: January 13, 2010, 01:42:13 AM »
I find Chrome to be simple that's why I use it. And convenient also.
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« Reply #107 on: January 13, 2010, 01:52:42 AM »
I also like chrome as it is very simple, and I can run it from my meneory stick at school etc. (iron)
but frankly, I am spoilt by firefox, NS etc.... :)

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« Reply #108 on: January 13, 2010, 02:24:52 AM »
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I do not need Chrome.
You don't know what your missing.  ;D
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« Reply #109 on: January 13, 2010, 02:40:47 AM »
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I do not need Chrome.
You don't know what your missing.  ;D

How about Browser Defender 8)

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #110 on: January 13, 2010, 03:01:07 AM »
Wasn't Einstein referring to the solution to quantum theory as being simple, but no simpler?
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« Reply #111 on: January 13, 2010, 03:03:32 PM »
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I do not need Chrome.
You don't know what your missing.  ;D

How about Browser Defender 8)
I didn't know that was a browser ???  ;D
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« Reply #112 on: January 13, 2010, 06:16:26 PM »
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I didn't know that was a browser

I'm pretty sure it isn't. I think he means, the Browser Defender Add-on isn't available for chrome.

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #113 on: January 13, 2010, 06:43:36 PM »
There is no doubt about YoKenny's capabilities. I for one have learned loads from him on this forum. Nor would I question his integrity - after all, who am I to cast that stone.

I have simply found  google browser to be a rewarding experience. This is particularly so in regard to teaching how to use - a couple of directions are all that is needed, and the user is happily away to learn themself the rest. So very good as far as newbs and digitally-challenged people are concerned. They love the New Tab functionality.

This does not mean google would be the best browser in all respects.

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #114 on: January 13, 2010, 07:28:57 PM »
To mkis, YoKenny, hello 123 and all other psosters in this thread.
Consider this opinion from a browser hacker par excellence and his opinion about the Google Chrome browser, some facts that cannot be easily denied even how hard it may be to realize IE is a years and years old concept that was only uphauled with IE8 not changed, same old wine into a new bag...and so the use of IE6 is still endangering all  the users of safer and more secure browsers online....

The new security feature that Google Chrome brings is sandboxing, and this is the prediction about sandboxing in appl. for 2010: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/i-have-only-one-security-prediction-2010-010610
Here GoogleChrome is the browser trendsetter, Fx has landed at separate tab launching only at version 3.7.Drive-by-downloads and malicious e-mail attachments are to-days main threats. This because a malcreant is an opportunist and select the weakest spot in the defense where they can circumvent any firewall. Security is not about SYN packet monitoring, no, the attack surface is minimized by a Fw, it does not do one thing about the desktop that is connected out to the Internet. That makes sandbozing that important, my dear malware fighters, because it seperates supicious data from user's data - it makes the attacker has a more difficult task to perform to succeed. Protected Mode of IE is a right step towards that, but Google Chrome performs much better here, because Google understand that the browser equals the Operational System, that IE = explorer alias browser=system.  And using this priciple in a browser they have built from scrap is a gigantec step forward where browser security is concerned. Davi Zovi therefore means GoogleChrome in these respects is the leader of the pack.. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9143518/Chrome_sets_browser_security_standard_says_expert The man that earned 10.000 bucks with hacking Safari, means that sandboxing is the answer:
http://cansecwest.com/post/2007-04-20-14:54:00.First_Mac_Hacked_Cancel_Or_Allow
To come up with a patch for every hole found certainly is not the way to go, that is a race that cannot be won,

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« Reply #115 on: January 14, 2010, 10:47:10 AM »
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« Reply #118 on: January 15, 2010, 04:59:59 PM »
Nice one, I see Adobe are trying to side step the awkward question that it may have been a PDF exploit that lead to the hacking of Google ;D

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However, Adobe is remaining pretty tight-lipped over whether the hackers originally tried to gain entry into Google's systems by exploiting a PDF vulnerability.
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« Reply #119 on: January 15, 2010, 05:09:34 PM »
Nice one, I see Adobe are trying to side step the awkward question that it may have been a PDF exploit that lead to the hacking of Google ;D

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However, Adobe is remaining pretty tight-lipped over whether the hackers originally tried to gain entry into Google's systems by exploiting a PDF vulnerability.

and now it's two potential intermediary culprit, MS (with IE6) and Adobe Reader  :) ... we'll soon talk more about the vectors used than about the hackers behind it  ;D