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Old 10-11-2012, 09:28 AM   #16
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Yeah, firefox is really pissing me off. I know I must switch and I have tried many times, but I just can't do it

I dunno, I guess I'll try to switch again...
 
Old 10-11-2012, 09:38 AM   #17
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I've had enough of mozilla's antics and intend to switch to something that isn't google chrome as soon as possible.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen Morgan View Post
"The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters"

"Firefox 16 itself fixed 14 vulnerabilities in version 15, including 11 that could allow attackers to install software without any user interaction beyond normal browsing."

Sounds like 16 is still less dangerous than the older version.
Yeah if that part is true I don't see why Mozilla is suggesting downgrading to 15. I think I'll just avoid using Firefox until after the update is released.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 10:02 AM   #19
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I wish I could switch, but every time I feel worse off than I was. Opera, for example (which would be my next choice), does not support the drop down menu. And it has weird glitches, like inconsistent page rendering (the same page gets rendered differently upon each refresh) and getting me redirected to another site when I click the "edit post" button on this forum. Combine that with my disdain for Google, and I just don't see anywhere else to go.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #20
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Yeah if that part is true I don't see why Mozilla is suggesting downgrading to 15. I think I'll just avoid using Firefox until after the update is released.
Maybe because login information could be present in url parameters. Getting your accounts stolen would be worse than getting some malware installed via browsing.
 
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #21
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Yeah, firefox is really pissing me off. I know I must switch and I have tried many times, but I just can't do it

I dunno, I guess I'll try to switch again...
Yeah, I am also having problems finding an alternate browser as I like FF. I will use Opera until the current vulnerability is dealt with.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 10:31 AM   #22
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Yeah, I am also having problems finding an alternate browser as I like FF. I will use Opera until the current vulnerability is dealt with.
You know, every time I have a problem with FF, I do use Opera. If it was open-sourced I would switch right now ...
 
Old 10-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #23
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I'll be running IE through WINE
 
Old 10-11-2012, 11:57 AM   #24
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Mozilla has released Firefox 16.0.1 in their FTP Server
 
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #25
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As long as they're honest when things like this happen, and problems get fixed quickly, I'm not ready to dump them just yet.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 04:08 PM   #26
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I'd like to move away from using Firefox, but the good outweigh's the bad for me.

One reason I dont like using Firefox is because more and more people are using it, and I have this thought that when something becomes popular, its time for me to move on and find something less popular.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 04:22 PM   #27
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A few months ago a post I had started turned into a discussion of my own poor browser update habits, here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post4728263

Somehow, I feel vindicated... and still using FF 13 at the moment (except for my Slackware 14 install).
 
Old 10-11-2012, 04:45 PM   #28
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FF16 is insecure. that is why a 16.0.1 is out.
http://lwn.net/Articles/519422/
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/20...in-firefox-16/
 
Old 10-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #29
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At one point I used uzbl in an attempt to simplify things. Then, they had a massive security hole that would allow arbitrary remote code execution just by visiting a specially crafted web page. Their solution, since it was difficult to work around, was to disable core functionality of the browser. While I'm sure it's been fixed by now (this was a long time ago now), leaving a huge security hole in a product without enough of a team to fix the vulnerability in a timely manner made me wary of any small browser without a larger development team. That leaves me with a choice of a handful of browsers, and so all I can say, is that, while Firefox certainly does introduce vulnerabilities, at least they are fixed as fast as can be expected.
 
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:21 PM   #30
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Firefox 16.01 is avaiable.

Quote:
Thu Oct 11 21:25:20 UTC 2012
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-16.0.1-i486-1_slack14.0.txz: Upgraded.
This update fixes a security vulnerability that could allow a malicious
site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have
access to the URL or URL parameters.
(* Security fix *)
patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-16.0.1-i486-1_slack14.0.txz: Upgraded.
This release contains security fixes and improvements.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...underbird.html
(* Security fix *)
 
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