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Germany is warning against use of Firefox

Germany is warning against use of Firefox

     
7:41 pm on Mar 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The BBC - [news.bbc.co.uk ] is reporting that Germany is now warning people to not use Firefox.
A week ago Microsoft had to offer me the choice of installing differnt browsers - which I ignored of course as I have them installed already.
I just wish the EEC (Germany?) would keep out of the area of forcing Microsoft to give users the "choice" of browsers. Then we find that one of the other browsers have as many problems as Microsoft Explorer.
All this is doing is confusing many Internet users who are not expert in using computers.
Germany is not doing anyone a service by giving out warnings about browsers every few weeks.
9:06 pm on Mar 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm wondering why all the people always chirping about how secure FireFox vs. MSIE are strangely quiet.

Anything is better than MSIE and the occasional vulnerability is to be expected.

At least the problem is publicly known and so is the upcoming patch.

Transparency, that's what I think is key here.
10:04 pm on Mar 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If they keep warning at this rate people will just ignore them for this week it's ABC and next week it's XYZ and then it'll be .....
11:56 pm on Mar 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Germany is now warning people to not use Firefox.
First I've heard of it but the announcement is vague. Since the fix isn't scheduled till the next release, sometime next week, it doesn't sound like it can be anything so awful.
I just wish the EEC (Germany?) would keep out of the area of forcing Microsoft to give users the "choice" of browsers.
It was the European Commission which had to fine Microsoft about a billion dollars for essentially the same thing the US Justice Department fined them over a billion dollars for: illegal anti-trust behavior. Browser choice is part of the settlement for illegal monopolistic activities.
Then we find that one of the other browsers have as many problems as Microsoft Explorer.
NO other browser has a tenth of the problems IE has. Link [webdevout.net]

I honestly think this is another article by someone who hasn't a clue what they're writing about.
6:32 am on Mar 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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First Germany warned people not to use IE, now they go with Firefox? Something is not right here, might be a lousy article writer that had a dream last night....
9:55 am on Mar 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The problem is listed by Mozilla - [mozilla.org...]
10:06 am on Mar 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Firefox just auto-updated to 3.6.2 which (I'm not sure, I can't find a layman's terms change log) may have fixed this problem.
10:59 am on Mar 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Then this is craziness. The listed vulnerability has to do with downloadable fonts, something few people are doing yet. Not that a malicious site couldn't do it today but, as usual, a fix was created a couple days ago and is being tested before being released next week. It only affects version 3.6 also.
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So, now, this is a non-issue with today's release of v3.6.2 which includes the fix for this.
12:51 pm on Mar 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The fix for WOFF is included in today's 3.6.2 release.

Jim