In my July 12
column, I discussed a flaw in IE that was exposed installing
Now the tables have turned and the opposite is true with the latest
releases of Firefox and IE 7.
Even after all I’ve seen in this business of computers, every once in a
while I come across something that surprises me.
Learning about a flaw in IE that could prevent you from leaving a Web
page was one of those times.
Here’s something I thought I’d never see — installing Firefox
actually makes Internet Explorer even more insecure.
Depending upon whom you talk to, it’s either IE or Firefox that
has the real problem.
While Firefox is my Web browser of choice, I still realize that it isn’t 100%
Any piece of software that is even remotely popular is going to have hackers
going over it trying to find ways to exploit it for their purposes
— and that’s led to a Firefox hole you should plug.
This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has once again fixed several
flaws in IE — but, as usual, there are other holes still unpatched.
As discovered earlier this month, IE is wide open to a pretty severe cross-domain
flaw that can allow a hacker to do just about anything to your computer.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Web browser security.
Not only did a 6-month-old IE 6 vulnerability come back to haunt Microsoft with a
vengeance. But also, Mozilla’s important new Firefox 1.5 release was marred the
immediate discovery of an overhyped, so-called vulnerability. Allow me to explain.
The coming holiday season isn’t keeping security flaws in software from being
But don’t let that fact keep you from cooking your turkey this year — we’re here
to keep you informed.
The Holy Grail of Windows users everywhere is the “magic bullet” — a
program that could stop viruses and worms in their tracks without the need
to constantly update the app with new antivirus signatures.
What if I told you the new audio CD you’ve been playing on your PC
has installed software without your knowledge — and has used hacker techniques to
hide that software so you won’t find out?
Recently the very popular
social networking Web site MySpace was
completely taken down due to the first self-propagating cross-site scripting
(XSS) worm. How did this happen? It all began as a little prank one user — until the joke got out of hand.