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Re: On product vulnerability history and vulnerability complexity
From: ArkanoiD <ark () eltex net>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 19:44:12 +0400


On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 03:00:30PM -0800, Crispin Cowan wrote:
IMHO the biggest thing that makes Firefox on Linux more secure than IE
on Windows is that you don't run Firefox as root/administrator, so when
it gets hacked, it doesn't 0wn the machine.

Actually there is only one major difference: you cannot be rootkited (unless
there is an exploit that fits, and if you are running X11 with all modern
software bells'n'whistles , there probably is) .

From other points of view owning a sole user on the machine does not 
differ much.

(Do they still run web browser as administrator? I think XP was designed not
to do that?)

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