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In the last week, two major flaws have been reported, one in downloading .ICS (iCal) files, and one in Safari’s carpet-bombing problems. Now, Microsoft is reportedly getting in on the warnings to Apple. Basically, Tim Rains, Microsoft’s security guy, says that “Safari…cannot be configured to obtain […]


In the last week, two major flaws have been reported, one in downloading .ICS (iCal) files, and one in Safari’s carpet-bombing problems. Now, Microsoft is reportedly getting in on the warnings to Apple.

Basically, Tim Rains, Microsoft’s security guy, says that “Safari…cannot be configured to obtain the user’s permission before it downloads a resource.” That means that some hacker could create a website that would automatically download and “litter the user’s desktop” with boatloads of files. Microsoft is taking the role of bigger brother and saying, “Do not follow our lead!”

This is all, of course, in response to Apple’s pushing of Safari on Windows iTunes’ users. Naturally, Microsoft does not like other companies that try to take or steal market share away from Internet Explorer, the world’s safest browser.

[Via InformationWeek]

  1. Jens Stalder Friday, May 30, 2008

    ” Internet Explorer, the world’s safest browser.”
    You don’t need to be that mean.

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  2. Internet Explorer is the world safest browser? And you were smoking what when you wrote that comment? If IE is the safest, why is it constantly hacked and taken over by spyware?

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  3. I think that was irony, Alan.

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  4. This is the so often mentioned iognorance of mac users, that i dont like and that anoys me so much.

    The fact that IE is an awful browser doesnt make safari a better browser instantly.
    got it?

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  5. I hope that wasn’t directed at me! I agree, I use firefox instead, because I’m worried about safari’s security issues. It’s naive to think that everything apple is great at everything it does. But lets not get into an argument here…. ;)

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  6. Internet Exploder just quit on me.

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