Firefox Myths

By Mastertech
Jan 22, 2006
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  1. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    It might be working fine for you but there's obviously significantly more out there that it's not working so well for :)

    It's a moot point though as Microsoft are locking down on ActiveX in IE7 *because* of security issues. Just because somethings done in ActiveX currently isn't an indication it can't be achieved by other means - Microsoft's Genuine Windows Validation for example is an ActiveX control in IE, but available as a plugin for Firefox.

    Java & the like are safer ways of achieving such functionality as they run sandboxed. I think .Net works similarly in that regard (I'd have to check that out though).

    Security experts such as Georgi Guninski for example have also repeatedly advised disabling ActiveX due to exploits they've found over the years. I mean, I realise that there are people out there who are quite savvy as regards authorising content to run, but most PC users out there aren't & will hit yes to anything. You might recall Microsoft would repeatedly ignore vulnerability warnings on the basis of "user interaction" required; something they've obviously had to change their approach to with this whole trustworthy computing initiative.

    IE7 puts security first, functionality second.

    There's load more at the Blog; http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/default.aspx Highly recommended :)
  2. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    Yes, even I have to admit that the forthcoming version of IE is looking better than its previous history would suggest
  3. mlauzon

    mlauzon Newcomer, in training

    Well, Mastertech -- aka Nemo, etc -- is going to be crapping his pants if he reads the recent special issue (spring 2006) of Maximum PC as there is an article in it that is titled "Ditch IE for Firefox"...has anyone else read this article?!?!
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