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RE: (IE/SCOB) Switching Software Because of Bugs: Some Facts About Software and Security bugs
From: "Drew Copley" <dcopley () eEye com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 16:41:45 -0700

 

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From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com 
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of 
Ron DuFresne
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 3:14 PM
To: Drew Copley
Cc: ntbugtraq () listserv ntbugtraq com; 
bugtraq () securityfocus com; full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] (IE/SCOB) Switching Software 
Because of Bugs: Some Facts About Software and Security bugs



The mere fact that mozilla or firefox or netscape are not 
core components
of the windows OS is actuallky reason enough to choose to change
browsers, despite the bad hype and bug researchers with a 
thing against m$
and all the rest of the gunk.

It is "core", in a sense, but not really.

It is not in the actual kernel.

I don't really believe in protest purchasing, though, except
for faulty products. I might care if Microsoft were utilizing
the enslaved refugees from Sudan to make their software, but
they aren't. 

But, like I said, there are many reasons to use Mozilla
instead. The latest build supposedly is even better, I
have not tried it yet.

Security wise, there is a compelling reason in the fact that
Microsoft takes a very, very long time to fix security
issues -- far more then what could be reasonably given to
them regardless of the size or spread of their software.

Then, there are issues like the adodb stream issue which
all of the latest attacks use, an issue Microsoft oddly
refuses to address at all for nearly a year.

The IE open bugs issue remains a sore contention, one
which I have not had serious issue with until March,
when this credit card stealing wave started.



Thanks,


Ron DuFresne
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity.  It
eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
      ***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

OK, so you're a Ph.D.  Just don't touch anything.

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