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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2004, 09:49:41 AM »
Right now i (again) switched to Firefox and Thunderbird. Mozilla Suite is cool,but i hate the fact that it has no Extension/Theme manager. Removing nonworking extensions is a real pain in the butt. Firefox has this fixed nicely in current release.
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2004, 01:55:07 PM »
Few tips for Firefox:

Disable referer logging (enhances privacy):
In URL field type about:config enter network.http.sendrefererheader into Filter field and change the value of only entry there.

0 - Remove all referers (recommended)
1 - Remove referer only for images
2 - Referer enabled

Enable Pipelining (browsing speed boost):
In URL field type about:config enter network.http.pipelining into Filter field and change the value of first entry there.

For network.http.pipelining:
True - Enables pipelining
False - Disables pipelining

For network.http.pipelining.maxrequests:
4 is default,higher means better performance,but only on extremely fast lines (8Mbit DSL or T1/T3). Setting too high might reflect in worse speed.
I recommend that you leave number 4.
Also note that not all webpages support pipelining.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2004, 04:42:43 PM by RejZoR »
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2004, 04:28:49 PM »
Hi RejZor,

Where are these preferences set? I can't see anything in the standard Firefox options.

I have also downloaded the Crome Edit extension, nothing in the user files there either, user.js empty, prefs.js, contents of options?

What extension or file are you editing to add these tips?

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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2004, 04:43:09 PM »
It say exactly what to do. No extensions needed.
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2004, 05:59:52 PM »
DavidR,

You can always use the Configuration Mania extension at http://texturizer.net/firefox/extensions/#configmania.

From the creator of the extension -
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Configuration Mania allows you easily to configure various hidden preferences and to force uninstall the extensions and the no-longer-required chromes which have no uninstaller.
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2004, 06:23:34 PM »
Firefox has theme/extension manager which works wonderful.
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2004, 06:40:43 PM »
Came across this thread on IE and overlays.  Found it interesting view.

http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?start=0&t=5998

Anyone ever heard of IE-SpyAd?

Here's more info on the program:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=53

Seems like from the information, it would tend to slow computer speed.

Any opinions?
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2004, 07:39:56 PM »
It say exactly what to do. No extensions needed.

I don't doubt that it says what to, its just the where to do it, options (which one), or which file are we editing?
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2004, 07:42:49 PM »
DavidR,

You can always use the Configuration Mania extension at http://texturizer.net/firefox/extensions/#configmania.

From the creator of the extension -
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Configuration Mania allows you easily to configure various hidden preferences and to force uninstall the extensions and the no-longer-required chromes which have no uninstaller.

Thanks for the extension link, the only thing that I saw that ran any bells when I went up was Crome Edit, which I can remember using with mozilla some time ago.
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2004, 05:22:05 AM »
Just another reason-Patches no good-

Critical Vulnerabilities
             from TippingPoint (http://www.tippingpoint.com)
MODERATE: Multiple Browsers Frame Injection Vulnerability

Affected:
Internet Explorer versions 5, 5.01 and 6
Opera version 7.5x
Mozilla version 1.6
Mozilla Firebird versions 0.7 and 0.8
Netscape version 7.1
Safari version 1.2.2

Description: An old vulnerability has been rediscovered in multiple
browsers including the widely used Internet Explorer. This vulnerability
permits a malicious website to inject a "frame" into the browser window
of another website. For example, the content from
http://www.malicious.com can be loaded into another window displaying the
content from http://www.msdn.com. The flaw can be exploited by a
malicious webpage to spoof its identity as a trusted site. This may lead
to stealing sensitive user information such as passwords, or further
compromise of the user system. Proof-of-concept exploit has been publicly
posted.

Status: Vendors have not confirmed, no patches available. Mozilla Firefox
version 0.9 and Mozilla version 1.7 are reportedly not vulnerable.

UPDATE: Internet Explorer Patch Disables ADODB.STREAM ActiveX Control

Microsoft has released a patch for Internet Explorer that disables the
ADODB.STREAM ActiveX control. This control has been utilized in exploit
code for many IE cross-domain vulnerabilities that permit an attacker to
execute arbitrary code on client systems. This control is used because it
supports methods to read and write files on the client computer. Note
that disabling the control may prevent the exploitation of IE
vulnerabilities via currently circulating exploits. However, the patch
does not fix the root cause of the problem – the cross-domain IE
vulnerabilities. Postings show how the existing IE exploit code can be
modified to compromise a patched client system. An example of modified
exploit code has been publicly posted.

References:
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=870669
CERT Advisory
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-184A.html
Posting by Russ Cooper
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/ntbugtraq/2004-q3/0005.html
Posting by Matthew Murphy
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-07/0111.html
Postings by http-equiv
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-07/0114.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/ntbugtraq/2004-q3/0010.html
Postings by Jelmer
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-07/0131.html
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-07/0104.html


Modified Exploit Code
Note: Clicking this link will launch an exploit
>snip<

Previous @RISK Newsletter Postings (IE Vulnerabilities)
http://www.sans.org/newsletters/risk/vol3_25.php (Item #6)
http://www.sans.org/newsletters/risk/vol3_23.php (Item #1)
http://www.sans.org/newsletters/risk/vol3_7.php  (Item #4)
http://www.sans.org/newsletters/risk/vol3_13.php (Item #8)

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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2004, 05:38:16 AM »
its good that mozilla 1.7 is not affected but I do not believe this
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Safari version 1.2.2
 
Safari is a totally new browser. it is not based on netscape or IE! So how in the heck is it affected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2004, 06:21:54 AM »
MacLover2000:  Have you tried mozilla camino (a mac only mozilla browser built from scratch).  It would be cool if you could compare safari and mozilla camino.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/camino/
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2004, 06:45:00 AM »
Red, I will Download and install. i will post results when i finish.
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2004, 08:15:22 AM »
Thank you very much.  I was always curious what it was like, but my sever lack of macintosh hinders me in that respect.

Which reminds me, I miss my Mac Classic  :-[
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Re:RENEWED CALLS FOR IE SUBSTITUTE BROWSER!!
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2004, 06:14:37 AM »
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Isn't this just a continuation of this post??
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