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"Over-Draconian" browser security??

By Stephen Howard-Sarin ·
Jason actually said that Vista's IE7 security feautures might be "over-Draconian"! Aside from the amusing invention of a term, do you really think that it's possible Microsoft will ship something that's locked down too tight?

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by Jaqui In reply to "Over-Draconian" browser ...

Ship something that can even be secured?/
It'll never happen.
They love their exploit codebase to much to lock something down.

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I heard they DID find a way to secure IE

by jdclyde In reply to ~rotflmao~

First, they pulled it out of the OS, and then in the Windows firewall, they blocked IE from accessing the internet......

Finally, a secure MS product!


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I saw elvis last week

by mjwx In reply to I heard they DID find a w ...

:) Sorry I couldnt help myself. IE 7 will have bugs, the fact it's from MS aside all new products have bugs.

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Oliver Stone time

by jdclyde In reply to I saw elvis last week

I think they PROGRAM in the "bugs", AND have the "fix" written at the same time. They then just follow a schedule of releasing these preprogrammed "fixes" to make it appear that they are constantly working to make their products better for us!

Think about it.

A Unix admin does not get the same attention that a Windows admin does because witht he Unix box you put it in place and forget about it until it is time to update the software or hardware.

With the Windows box though, you get to constantly remain in the minds of your (l)user because you have to come save the day on a regular basis and "fix" (reboot) something. Your a hero!

Windows is making you this hero, and you should learn to be more respectful and show some graditude! Bow before the alter of Bill, and he accepts visa AND mastercard......

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MS put ssecure browser in Vista -

by Deadly Ernest In reply to I heard they DID find a w ...

it now ships with Firefox on the same disk as a secure alternative. lol

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Thank you for a well-thought-out response that ...

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to ~rotflmao~

doesn't fall back on sterotypes and generalizations, and that takes a hard look at the facts. I always enjoy these kinds of thoughtful posts. DWS

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by Jaqui In reply to Thank you for a well-thou ...

Well, Microsoft is not known for secure software, They are known for exploitable software, so they must love the exploit code base. ~lol~

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Hey Jason,

by Jaqui In reply to Thank you for a well-thou ...

where is the article that this whole discussion is supposed to be based on?

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Here's where the over-Draconian quote came from ...

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Hey Jason,

It was from a podcast on Vista:

There have been several other blog posts and discussions of IE7 lately so I think that's why Stephen posed the original question. There are links to some of the other IE7 content in this blog post:

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by Jaqui In reply to Here's where the over-Dra ...

if you look towards the bottom of this discussion you'll see where I actually detail Draconian browser security settings.

the settings I use in my own browser.

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