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  1. #41
    Rat River Cemetary
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    Volker Birk wrote:

    > Unless IE stops supporting ActiveX and thus supporting manipulating
    > arbitrary COM objects, it's a security nightmare and not "the most
    > secure browser".
    >
    > ActiveX is a design flaw, and never can be fixed.
    >
    > Yours,
    > VB.


    I use FF with noscipt but nothing can compromise the OS by running IE7
    because it runs in protected memory space.

  2. #42
    Sebastian G.
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    Rat River Cemetary wrote:


    > I use FF with noscipt but nothing can compromise the OS by running IE7
    > because it runs in protected memory space.



    Unless you simply break out of it, which is trivial.

  3. #43
    Volker Birk
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    Rat River Cemetary <dead@rat.here> wrote:
    > Volker Birk wrote:
    >> Unless IE stops supporting ActiveX and thus supporting manipulating
    >> arbitrary COM objects, it's a security nightmare and not "the most
    >> secure browser".
    >> ActiveX is a design flaw, and never can be fixed.

    > I use FF with noscipt but nothing can compromise the OS by running IE7
    > because it runs in protected memory space.


    That's wrong.

    COM offers the possibility for IPC (DCOM, COM+).

    Yours,
    VB.
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  4. #44
    goarilla@work
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    Sebastian G. wrote:
    > Q wrote:
    >
    >> Sebastian G. wrote:
    >>
    >>> <news:64vk7lF25nl57U1@mid.dfncis.de>

    >>
    >> Is that your email address and news should be mail?

    >
    >
    > No, it's a reference to one of my postings in this thread. Is your
    > newsreader that defective?
    >

    thunderbird doesn't understand it as well

  5. #45
    Sebastian G.
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    goarilla@work wrote:

    > Sebastian G. wrote:
    >> Q wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sebastian G. wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> <news:64vk7lF25nl57U1@mid.dfncis.de>
    >>> Is that your email address and news should be mail?

    >>
    >> No, it's a reference to one of my postings in this thread. Is your
    >> newsreader that defective?
    >>

    > thunderbird doesn't understand it as well



    Very srange, since Mozilla Mail does. Maybe the URL protocol helper for
    "news:" is broken?

  6. #46
    Rat River Cemetary
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    Sebastian G. wrote:

    > Very srange, since Mozilla Mail does. Maybe the URL protocol helper for
    > "news:" is broken?


    I use portable Thunderbird for news so it is not registered in the
    registry as my news reader. When I clicked your link Microsoft Mail
    tried to open it because that is what is registered on my system for
    news but I only use that for Mail and not news. You should not assume
    everyone has their PC configured the same as you.

  7. #47
    Sebastian G.
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    Rat River Cemetary wrote:

    > Sebastian G. wrote:
    >
    >> Very srange, since Mozilla Mail does. Maybe the URL protocol helper for
    >> "news:" is broken?

    >
    > I use portable Thunderbird for news so it is not registered in the
    > registry as my news reader. When I clicked your link Microsoft Mail
    > tried to open it because that is what is registered on my system for
    > news but I only use that for Mail and not news. You should not assume
    > everyone has their PC configured the same as you.



    Now it's my fault that you didn't set it up properly... "news:" is one of
    the few well known protocol handlers which one may safely assume to be working.

    Even further, it's the standard way of referencing Usenet postings. Even
    further, there simply is no other.

  8. #48
    Dave
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    goarilla <"kevin<punt>paulus|"@|skynet punt> wrote:
    > Sebastian G. wrote:
    >> quodnomentibi@remailed.ws wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> I just got a new laptop a few days ago, running Vista Home Premium.
    >>> I am
    >>> in the midst of "customizing" it. Presently, I am running the Microsoft
    >>> Firewall. Is this an act of blind faith on my part.

    >>
    >>
    >> Yes. Windows Vista is trivially insecure.



    Personally I think a hardware firewall is well worth having. Mine only
    allows out the ports I want, and some like lookups to DNS servers and
    time servers are only allowed to certain IP addresses.

    I don't know how insecure Vista is (Ive personally not been knowingly
    hacked), but I do agree it is a poor operating system. I had Vista
    Business supplied on my high end laptop, then payed for an upgrade to
    Vista Ultimate. I've since repartitioned the disk to Solaris x86, but
    I'm going to fit a larger disk (300 GB from 120 GB), and then partition
    as XP and Solaris x86.

    So despite having Vista Ultimate, on a laptop which costs about $3200
    only 13 months ago (dual core 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM), I have come to the
    conclusion it requires too much resources from my high-end laptop.

    You really should try Solaris x86 and see how snappy a machine feels
    compares to one running Vista. I've not managed to get drivers for
    either the camera or the fingerprint reader, but those are minor
    irritations compared to the slowness of Vista and the fact many programs
    have issues when running under Vista.

  9. #49
    Sebastian G.
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    Dave wrote:


    > You really should try Solaris x86 and see how snappy a machine feels
    > compares to one running Vista. I've not managed to get drivers for
    > either the camera or the fingerprint reader, but those are minor
    > irritations compared to the slowness of Vista and the fact many programs
    > have issues when running under Vista.



    This fact is, sadly, well documented. With Windows 2000 Microsoft decided on
    a subset of he Win32 API known as NT5 API, which they guaranteed to keep
    consistent on all Windows versions till at least 2012, and strongly advised
    all newly developed programs to restrict themselves to this subset for the
    sake of forward and backward compatibility. Now with Vista they've already
    broken this promise, f.e. they've removed the ShellItemIDList stuff and
    fully replaced it with Windows Search 4.0 Item Containers (and didn't even
    offer a marshaller stub, which would be trivial to implement).

  10. #50
    goarilla@work
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    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    Sebastian G. wrote:
    > goarilla@work wrote:
    >
    >> Sebastian G. wrote:
    >>> Q wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Sebastian G. wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> <news:64vk7lF25nl57U1@mid.dfncis.de>
    >>>> Is that your email address and news should be mail?
    >>>
    >>> No, it's a reference to one of my postings in this thread. Is your
    >>> newsreader that defective?
    >>>

    >> thunderbird doesn't understand it as well

    >
    >
    > Very srange, since Mozilla Mail does. Maybe the URL protocol helper for
    > "news:" is broken?


    maybe ... but well ...
    how do i check ?

    tried looking in HKCR\... for news:/
    but damn
    i miss mailcap ?

  11. #51
    Sebastian G.
    Guest

    Re: Microsoft Firewall vs ????

    goarilla@work wrote:


    >>> thunderbird doesn't understand it as well

    >>
    >> Very srange, since Mozilla Mail does. Maybe the URL protocol helper for
    >> "news:" is broken?

    >
    > maybe ... but well ...
    > how do i check ?
    >
    > tried looking in HKCR\... for news:/
    > but damn
    > i miss mailcap ?



    On Windows it should be HKCR\news, entitled as "URL:News Protocol" and "URL
    Protocol", and the "open" shell verb gives the handler.

    However, it is well known that both Thunderbird and Mozilla Mail don't set
    this properly when installed and running without admin privileges, so you
    have to do it manually.

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