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Opera 9.61 is released

     
1:54 am on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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A fairly minor security release from the looks of it.

Release Notes [opera.com]

Opera 9.61 is a recommended security upgrade. Please see the Security section.

Opera 9.61 incorporates the Opera Presto 2.1.1 user agent engine.

2:06 am on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It's bizarre...

For the last 18 months or so, I reckon that more than half of the bandwidth I have used via Opera has been spent downloading updates of Opera </weird>

5:45 am on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You obviously don't use Opera enough... ;)
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For three, maybe four years, I used Opera for everything bar some testing... for the last year or so, I have used it (almost) only for some testing :(
3:03 pm on Oct 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I read elsewhere that someone managed to run Windows Calculator through an exploit in History Search in the new 9.61. Opera seem to have overlooked something...
2:33 am on Oct 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yikes! Any reliable sources you can link to about that?
3:36 am on Oct 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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We don't often allow links to blogs because of the amount of opinion and factual error that can creep in. But both because of the author and the parent website, this reference seems pretty good, Bill:

[blogs.zdnet.com...]

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Until Opera can fix this new issue, users are strongly urged to consider a different browser or avoid clicking on links on untrusted Web pages.

That's a pretty serious warning. Thanks for bending the rules a bit there tedster. I will definitely be altering my surfing habits until this one is patched.
9:34 am on Oct 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Switching to a different browser seems very harsh for a JavaScript exploit. Just disable js if you want to be safe.

(disclaimer here :)