Mozilla Feeds on Rival's Woes

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2004
    Gary Schare says Cert advisory is misinterpreted...

    Gary Schare claims that the CERT advisory is being misinterpreted in that many sources reporting the IE vulnerability advise users to stop using IE.

    Directly from the CERT advisory (Vulnerability Note VU#323070 Outlook Express MHTML protocol handler does not properly validate location of alternate data)

    Excerpt from Section III - Solution:
    It seems to me that they feel it would be prudent to totally remove IE from your system...

    I'm not sure how Mr. Schare feels that this is misinterpreted, seems like he is just putting the MS spin on it and hoping no one actually takes the time to read the CERT advisory.

    Entire advisory available at:
  3. macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    While I would certainly recommend removing IE from any Macs, (the one-two punch of Safari and FireFox is more than adequate). You cannot remove it from Windows, as folder browsing runs on the same tech. (As does Windows Update, which is important)

    That being said, using IE on any platform to browse the web is insane.
  4. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I was led to believe that Mac IE is not subject to these problems.

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