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Opera highly critical flaw

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Way to go Opera. Hurry up and rush out another update before it's ready and stable so you can follow Chrome like a bunch of idiots.

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They wanted the ballot screen, and now they published an unfinished product because of it. How ironic. :)

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They wanted the ballot screen, and now they published an unfinished product because of it. How ironic. :)

 

Just the beginning to. Both Opera and Firefox are going to shoot themselves in the head in their pursuit of market share. They both need to just ignore Chrome and continue what they were doing. If they continue to chase Chrome they will regret it. They are losing focus of what made them great browsers.

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I like it how they use the phrase "untrusted Web sites" I guess they're referring to porn sites and places to download illegally cracked commercial software right?? 24.gif

 

There are still 3 things you can do:

a) run Opera inside a guest account that way even if the exploit was used it would be self-contained inside the account.

b) use SandboxIE and launch Opera as a sandboxed process.

c) bite the bullet and install Mozilla Firefox. :D

 

Richard S.

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now, all browser of mine (FF,Chrome & Opera) is insecure refering Secunia advisories. :(

 

btw, i'd stick with Opera as default.It's pretty damn FAST. ;)

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a) run Opera inside a guest account that way even if the exploit was used it would be self-contained inside the account.

b) use SandboxIE and launch Opera as a sandboxed process.

c) bite the bullet and install Mozilla Firefox. :D

Isn't browsing using a "private tab" fairly secure as well?

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Isn't browsing using a "private tab" fairly secure as well?

No (assuming it's akin to IE's private browsing). It doesn't prevent malicious content from being downloaded. All that it does is to stop content (e.g. cookies, history and temporary internet files) being stored on the hard drive - it's more of a privacy thing.

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Teejay don't you think that most folk would have realised it was a theoretical security issue when they worked out that..

 

A value in the range is 263 to 264-1 was returned as a valid number, despite being outside the signed data-range of the compiler provided conversion function (so it should have triggered an error instead), and as a result a negative value was returned in the range -263 to -1.

 

I know I did :rolleyes: (as if!!)

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