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Postby colinJohn » Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:49 am

found this today and did the test for IE 6.0 - must say it's a bit scary as it shows all the holes but I learnt a lot. I'm going to try it now on FireFox

http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/BrowserSecurity/
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Postby Davek804 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:01 am

Ill tell you how it goes for FF. Make sure oyu put the little icon i have hosted in your sig if yuou use FF.

ok so, i got a few such as JS and cookies, none of the pop ups active x etc.
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Postby dr_st » Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:50 pm

Tested on IE and FF.

Both succeeded to stop: JavaScript Homepage, ActiveX
Both failed to stop: JavaScript general, JavaScript On-Unload, First Party Cookies
FF only succeded to stop: JavaScript pop-ups, JavaScript Clipboard
IE only succeded to stop: Third party cookies
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Postby snap355 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:51 pm

dr_st wrote:Tested on IE and FF.

Both succeeded to stop: JavaScript Homepage, ActiveX
Both failed to stop: JavaScript general, JavaScript On-Unload, First Party Cookies
FF only succeded to stop: JavaScript pop-ups, JavaScript Clipboard
IE only succeded to stop: Third party cookies


So not much difference as far as IE security gaps goes
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Postby Karlsweldt » Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:23 am

Good reference tool, colinJohn .
While I failed several of the Java tests, other features that were manually set did pass. Having an up-dated firewall plus anti-virus software will assist greatly in your security. But there are viral forms and hackers out in the real world that can subvert your best security measures. Always be prepared, and alert! Never open any suspicious emails, and be wary of those "offers" and "real"-looking notices from financial sources. Contact your personal bank branch, or the posted number from your credit statement. Another good tip is to always close your browser, and open another one, when leaving a 'secure' website. Leaves fewer trails to follow.
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Postby Ghen » Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:42 am

yay Dr_st now I can be lazy and not test mine :)
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Postby tedybear » Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:05 pm

General security checks can also be done at: dslreports.com

It runs a very wide port scan setup and checks for anything that would clue a possible 'hacker' that the system has a possible security issue.

Also it has a very sweet DSL testing section that will let you know how well your internet setup is running re: upload and download speeds. Very detailed and well laid out.

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Postby kltsin » Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:23 am

I mentioned this site in the collected links for "security" but forgot to mention the link or the above tool.
Its a good tool but I find the openports.hta to be very usefull as well to see whats going on in your systems ports.

The browser checker is a bit antiquated and doesnt show the full scope.
Since IE is a part of the OS shell its much more vulnerable than IE.

This can help IE users check their security settings though, the java stuff is given and needed for a rich internet experience, activex though is a hazard more than anything.
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