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Firefox Flaw Announced

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Bob Vila, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Bob Vila

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    i thought everyone spoke and wrote english now... other languages should be banned! lol :)
     
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    ... and everybody should convert to american standard from metric... hah.

    i don't get why everybody hates on ms/ie.
     
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    I don't either :shrug:
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    why would you not want to learn other languages....i think limiting yourself in knowledge is ignorant....i'm spanish and i consider spanish my second language because i grew up in the states....i'm also learning french and italian........ also in todays business world the more languages you know the better....try something new. B)
     
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    isnt italian almost the same as spanish?
     
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    would you honeslt go to <insertchinesse symbol here> as a website? doubtful.

    if you're stupid enough to do so, you deserve a virus- regardless of what browser you use.

    its like going to givemefreespyware.com
     
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    c'mon B, you're smarter than that... that's not what they're saying. they're worried about somebody being linked to a site that looks like it has the url of a trusted site and being scammed that way.
     
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    only stupid people get scammed.
     
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    Hmm. That's not really a flaw...
     
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    ^^^ Thats what I was thinking. All they have to do, is make it so that each different character set when typed is displayed with a different color so you know that if the "a" in paypal is red, that it is NOT the same as paypal (all letters in black). I win. Problem solved.
     
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    How to not get scammed at paypal or any other site that deals with your personal info/money.

    Load the site. Manually type in the URL. NEVER click a link from email, etc.

    right click in the middle of no where after you MANUALLY TYPE IN: https://www.paypal.com

    [attachmentid=95]

    note the red arrows. these will always be on the correc tpaypal site. the LOCK icon means secure. https means Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. It uses 128-bit encryption.

    then, when you right click on the middle of no where, select "View Page Info"

    this will open this box:

    [attachmentid=98]

    click the security tab to show this menu.


    [attachmentid=97]


    if the website is really what it says it is, it will say so.

    paypa1 (note the one (1) .com cannot have a paypal.com certificate.

    if it says anything other than what is pictured- LEAVE AT ONCE.

    if you want to go one more step- you can clilck on the view button there to open up the SHA1 hashes.

    [attachmentid=96]


    waalaah. you are secure from l3t hackerz
     

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    Thats fine for knowledgable computer users Brian, but think of the millions of folks that really only know how to get email and visit www.barney.com. Granted, it's their own stupidity, but the fact remains most people would not know how to do it...
     
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    and as i've said before, if you'er stupid enough to put your creditcard number, or login to a paypal site that isn't payapl, or hell, even reply to one of those Wamu Account Notification emails that i get 5 times a day, or 3 ebay account notification verfication emails that i get a day- a browser isn't going to do a thing for you.

    if you're stupid enough to willingly submit your personal finance info to some random site without doing your home work first, i have 0 pity for you. Get you're self learned.

    yes, i along with a lot of people here am an advanced user- but even my mom knows that "the cute little lock thingge" means shes safe.
     
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    so, they were talking about the old version.

    and once again, if you're not running the latest version of everything, you're at twice the risk- what ever the program.
     
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    Yea, I know it's the older versions, but nothing is invincible.
     
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