IE security flaw and Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SolRayz, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

    SolRayz

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    In light of recent developments with IE, are our passwords safe with Safari? Should we worry?

    More specifically I use 1Password daily and am a little nervous about all this.
     
  2. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    No, don't worry. That flaw doesn't affect other browsers. So don't worry unless they discover one that works with Safari.
     
  3. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you answered your own question.

    IE security flaw and Safari, a browser that is clearly not IE
     
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    What you might worry about: If you use the same password for every site that needs a password, and one of the sites is unsafe, someone might be able to get your password for that site, and if your name is identifiable, they might be able to try your username + password for other sites. That is nothing the browser can protect you from.

    For example, if I could somehow find your MacRumors password, would I be able to buy at amazon using your name? Would I be able to get into your bank account with that name?
     

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