Re: Mozilla vs IE when it comes to security?
From: David (thunderbolt01_at_netscape.net)
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 19:12:29 GMT
Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> David wrote:
>> One question since I don't run any M$ products.
>> Does Mozilla on Windows automatically run attachments like IE does? I
>> was under the impression that it didn't but as I said I don't run
>> windows so have no way to test it.
> *NOTHING* not directly written by M$ runs that crap automatically. M$
> found it very useful for demoware purposes to have all that behavior
> occur automatically, and since they also wrote the OS, they could bind
> the functionality from one tool into the other, or even actually alter
> the OS to support such stupidities. It makes for great demos and is thus
> left on by default, but has demonstrated itself as the security
> nightmare most of could have predicted.
That's what I thought, just wanted to comfirm my understanding of it.
Thanks for the reply.
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