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Old 12-17-2008, 01:41 PM   #11
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Oh, and I also read other browsers have their security faults, too, it's just that MS tends to make the front pages. I guess they are the pit bull terriers of the computer world (lol).
While it is true that other browsers have their security faults, they don't tend to give quite as much access to the operating system itself, as they are just applications. IE is deeply embedded into the operating system due to Microsoft's desire to win the browser war back in the Netscape days, which makes its vulnerabilities much more likely to give access to the underlying OS.

I just had to say something because I have a pit bull, and like to make clear that any bad rap that pit bulls have is much less justified than Microsoft's.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:35 PM   #12
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This should really grab ya then, SK....
Back in high school, shortly after the first Star Wars came out, being seen out with a not so pretty person was considered Wookie Nookie

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While it is true that other browsers have their security faults, they don't tend to give quite as much access to the operating system itself, as they are just applications. IE is deeply embedded into the operating system due to Microsoft's desire to win the browser war back in the Netscape days, which makes its vulnerabilities much more likely to give access to the underlying OS.

I just had to say something because I have a pit bull, and like to make clear that any bad rap that pit bulls have is much less justified than Microsoft's.
Very good point.
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