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security issues : Opera, Mozilla
worse than I.E. 5?

 8:40 am on Mar 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

i use opera constantly, and i love it.
but i hate when big sites lock me out, and tell me to upgrade to i.e. 5. so this time i ranted at the webmaster.

i got a very polite response basically saying that they dont support opera or moz because of security and usability issues, and suggesting i co-install I.E. (thanks to dr doc et al i have three versions of i.e., i just dont like them:))

I was under the impression that recent versions of these opera and moz were more secure than i.e. - is this not so?




 8:48 am on Mar 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

IMHO, the webmaster was just saying security hoping you'd have no clue and would just believe him. Usability issues is another pair of shoes. I guess that site was done for IE, using IE "features" (in other words bugs).

As for Opera and Moz being more secure, I wouldn't say that. Thing is, less people are using it, so hackers concentrate on IE.


 8:56 am on Mar 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

thanks sinner_G.

i might just play slightly dumb and ask for a little more info.

this is a huge uk company, and i imagine their web budget will be pretty big, so a little pressure cant hurt.



 10:04 am on Mar 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Opera has an OpenWeb campaign [my.opera.com] to 'out' websites that try and force you to use IE.

See also their article on Opera and Security [my.opera.com] where they claim that "Opera has been named the most secure browser available".


 10:19 am on Mar 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

lovely. cheers grahamstewart


 9:24 pm on Mar 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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