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stringbean
04-20-2006, 11:55 PM
This will be of interest to Firefox users.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4925606.stm

Elwood
04-21-2006, 01:09 AM
Yes, it is always sensible to stay up to date. I've certainly never said any software is perfect, but when Mozilla fixes something, it's fixed, not just half-*** patched.

Also, Firefox renames cached files, so trojans or other malicious files that might exploit IE are harmless while they're sitting in Firefox's cache.

Have a look at Securia's report on IE's vulnerabilities:

Currently, 19 out of 99 Secunia advisories, are marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database. (http://secunia.com/product/11/)

One of the more important things you should always do is to keep your Java Runtime Environment up to date. Java is a very powerful and potentially exploitable technology when used with any browser.