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Old 01-19-2010, 06:04 AM
 
Location: G-Town
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I'm not sure if everyone here has seen this news, yet, but thought I'd post it just in case.

FOXNews.com - Google Hack Leaked to Internet; Security Experts Urge Vigilance
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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The exploit hack doesn't alarm me as much as the fact that there are still companies out there using IE6. IE8 is XP compatible and been available to the public in non-beta form for a year.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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Better yet than IE8 is Mozilla Firefox!
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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We have Mozilla. It's worked great for us
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#492515
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...ry/979352.mspx

Be careful where you browsing with IE. It is not just gmail.
Use Firefox and use TLS/SSL (https://) (broken link)
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I use Firefox, except when I have to use IE (and, yes, I still have 6, after working with computers since studying the brand new cutting edge programming language COBOL, I've learned not to jump on the latest bandwagon, and sometimes I take it a bit far, but I've put in my time as the guinea pig, it's somebody else's turn to find the bugs now!).

Some applications, including the MLS, require IE. That's just the way it is, so I have both.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I'm not sure if everyone here has seen this news, yet, but thought I'd post it just in case.

FOXNews.com - Google Hack Leaked to Internet; Security Experts Urge Vigilance
Thanks for posting this. I plan to pass it on to those I know who might be affected.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Driftwood TX
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We prefer Google Chrome, but now wonder if part of the attack involved gmail(gooogle) then how safe is Chrome?
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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We prefer Google Chrome, but now wonder if part of the attack involved gmail(gooogle) then how safe is Chrome?
The last virus I got entered through a Chrome vulnerability. Apparently the browser has major security holes.

If you use Firefox, download the WOT add on. It's stopped me from navigating to more than one "dirty" site. I have to do a ton of web based research for my job and must hit a few hundred new websites a week, so having a little prior warning goes a long way to preventing my computer from driving down the wrong side of the tracks.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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I use WOT with Firefox too and it's stopped me a number of times from browsing suspect sites. Great little add-on.

I never liked IE. Always have been using a Mozilla based browser, from the early days of Netscape Navigator to today's Firefox.
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