||04-18-2005 09:22 PM
1) since it was c-net's article, why not give them the credit, instead of linking through linux security, which just copied the article?
2) this backs the (inacurate) arguement that there is no such thing as a virus in linux, only shoddy permissions. The vulnerability in mozilla/firefox would be far more devistating to a windows user, especially one with admin rights (most any windows user). and far less could be accomplished by gaining regular-user access to a linux machine -- because nobody here runs as root regularly... --this, and the market share of windows means i expect more exploits to be written for a windows platform... giving me even less concern over this issue
in conclusion, go ahead and scream about it in a windows forum, but i don't think we need all the hype in here... maybe i'm a little too low-key, but i don't see this as a major threat. moreover, i get a kick out of how people have come running to me to tell me about security vulnerabilities they've heard exist in firefox (because i like to promote it to people, they like to share their experiences) --because somehow they never hear of problems with security with IE, or windows in general. i laugh at them, and try to polietly explain how vulnerabilities are a fact of life, and always will be.