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#1 scissors

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Posted 28 June 2004 - 03:09 PM

To avoid events like hijacking, I know that it is safer to use a browser other than MIE, like Mozilla or Opera. Are MIE-like browsers, such as CrazyBrowser and SlimBrowser, equally safe, or are they vulnerable to the same attacks as MIE?

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Posted 28 June 2004 - 06:17 PM

They're completely safe unless you download and install something yourself.

Firefox is completely secure, once you turn off .XPI install windows.

Go to about:config and change the value for XPI.Install to "false."
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#3 Paranoid

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:33 AM

To avoid events like hijacking, I know that it is safer to use a browser other than MIE, like Mozilla or Opera. Are MIE-like browsers, such as CrazyBrowser and SlimBrowser, equally safe, or are they vulnerable to the same attacks as MIE?

IE like browsers (crazybrowser etc) are as vulnerable as Internet explorer itself.

Mozilla,firefox are more secure.
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#4 Altaich

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 02:48 AM

Firefox is completely secure, once you turn off .XPI install windows.

Go to about:config and change the value for XPI.Install to "false."

Hello guys,
new to this forum.

I'm not sure I understand how to change the value for xpi.install. Just downloaded 0.9.1. Could you please explain again? Monkey proof please :p

#5 Paranoid

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 08:17 AM

Type about:Config in your url/address bar

Type xpi in the filter and press enter

Right click on the entry that says "xpinstall.enabled" and select modify

Change it to false.

BTW with this setting on you won't be able to install any extensions unless you turn it back.

Some people do it, because some sites were found to pop up irritating xpi installations dialog boxes, that installed malware. This is similar to the ActiveX control permission boxes.

I personally wouldn't use it, because I believe the other measures that Firefox has is more than sufficient. As long as you don't click yes, you are fine.

Edited by Paranoid, 06 July 2004 - 11:42 AM.

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#6 Altaich

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 09:06 AM

Thank you very much Paranoid :)




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