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Oct. 3rd, 2005 @ 10:20 am the fox and the hound
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From:ford0067
Date:October 4th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)

Re: At least you aren't promoting security

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Take a dab of "there will probably always be vulnerabilities, that's the nature of the beast" with a pinch of "it takes a long time for an exploit to be fixed in IE" with a healthy spoonful of "Gee, those mozilla bugs tend to get fixed really quick, and if I can't wait the two days, I have the ability to go in and try and fix it myself" and you have the recipe for making an informed decision.

You know because the vast majority of the web browsing public pays attention to all the latest bug fixes and patches right away. And when they do not come out fastest enough they whip out their editors.

Sorry for the sarcasm but this is a stupid way to look at things. The educated among us can use IE, Firefox ... Name any browser ... and not have a problem. Why? We are educated and know how to protect ourselves. The vast majority of people, whose only concern is to find porn or read whatever nonsense CNN,MSNBC or Fox is spewing, don't know and don't care. I can already see the viruses and other malicious apps being built up through the extensions capability. The mindless drones will simply click accept and move on never having a second thought. The larger the target audience gets the more likely someone will decide to attack that population of Internet Users.