Re: Browser security question
From: Ron B. (zypher_at_spamcop.net)
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:06:18 GMT
Norrin Radd wrote:
> Hey all,
> So I'm new to this group. I'm failry knowledgable with computers and have
> an interest in network security.
> That aside.
> I'm considering a move to K-Meleon as my browser. What I would like to ask
> you guys concerns its security.
> (I'm using Win98 on a way old machine that I just can't afford to replace
> right now BTW).
> I got real pissed with the fact that the more you install on Windows the
> quicker you'll have to re-install Windows because it just stops working.
> So I decided to stick with IE, and have done for a few years now, keeping
> up to date with security updates and being fairly security conscious I
> haven't had any problems.
Have you considered Linux?
> Recently however I've been wanting a move away from IE and not wanting to
> install AIM and a million other pieces of piss I've decided to avoid
> Netscape. My search has brought me to K-Meleon again and again and I'm
> really considering this. So what I want to ask you guys is about the
> K-Meleons' security, being open source is it more likely that Joe Nobody
> can write something that attacks it or it being 'fringe' software is it
> less likely that Joe Nobody will want to waste his time. Have any of you
> heard of exploits targetted at K-Meleon, would any of you recommend it,
> what else would you recommend, etc etc etc.
Don't know anything about K-meleon. I do distrust "security through
> Further, if there are any email clients you would desperatley recommend,
> I'm open to suggestion. I'm using OE mostly but a couple of webmail
> clients aswell. I don't use the OE address book but rather rely on memory,
> a million peices of paper laying around here and the addy books given to
> me by my webmail providers, so I'm not too worried about worms grabbing
> addresses and doing their thing.
Eudora has the advantage of not being vulnerable to the exploits that OE is.
Again, look into Linux, It is not vulnerable to any of the virii that
Windows is and has several e-mail clients that work well.
> Anyhoos, any help will be apprecieated.