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RE: IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: "Todd Towles" <toddtowles () brookshires com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 09:06:28 -0600

The first patch for ADODB.stream was just a killbit..and the killbit
only stopped the current attack vector...in a manner of seconds, there
was a second exploit that passed the so called first patch. Stupid, they
think everything is as stupid as their main market.

The problem with IE is its connection to the OS...if you break IE you
break the OS...Microsoft can't clean up the browser without breaking the
OS...then they would have to do a complete secure rebuild. Ohhh..we
wouldn't want to do that..lol 

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com 
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of Des Ward
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 2:39 AM
To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Cc: Ring-of-Fire () yahoogroups com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox

Other browsers may have problems, and often do (In the case 
of Firefox say) but the time to respond is key here. MS have 
a real problem going that extra mile when it comes to 
patching against variants of a vulnerability (ADODB.stream, 
shell: etc).

Mosl software has vulnerabilities at some stage, it's how you 
deal with it.
-----Original Message-----
From: "Todd Towles" <toddtowles () brookshires com>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 15:59:20
To:"Mailing List - Full-Disclosure" <full-disclosure () lists netsys com>
Cc:<Ring-of-Fire () yahoogroups com>
Subject:  [Full-disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox

Microsoft's security and mangement product manager (Ben 
English) says...

 At a security roundtable discussion in Sydney on Thursday, 
Ben English, Microsoft's security and management product 
manager, told attendees that IE undergoes "rigorous code 
reviews" and is no less secure than any other browser. 

"Because IE is ubiquitous, you hear a lot more about it, but 
I don't think that Internet Explorer is any less secure than 
any other browser out there," English said. 

http://news.com.com/Microsoft+says+Firefox+not+a+threat+to+IE/
2100-1032_
3-5448719.html?part=dht&tag=ntop&tag=nl.e433

Can anyone say IFRAME? Lol

-Todd

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