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[–] Schmut 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well to be fair all software contains bugs and security flaws. It's best to just assume that whatever browser you use it will contain a security flaw one way or the other. Regularly changing your password, using strong passwords, using common sense when browsing the Internet and if possible disabling Flash and Java will go a long way though.

I don't think one browser is better than the other. I think it all comes down to preference. Just use what works best for you but do make sure it is regularly updated with the latest security patches.

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[–] lbruiser 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Use noscript is a good way to block Javascript until you okay it. It's like a condom for your browser

:edit: added link and spelling correction.

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[–] Schmut 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

True, this will also prevent Java and Flash from running by default. Also don't forget an ad blocker!

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[–] Firevine 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

NoScript is an absolute must have. There's a hassle here and there, but it's worth it.

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[–] SkepticalSquirrel [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That is a very good point

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[–] kronal 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Firefox has had plenty of bugs before and will continue to have them, as most software. People talk as if this has been one of the few problems lol

Take a look: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox/

Also another source: http://www.cvedetails.com/product/3264/Mozilla-Firefox.html?vendor_id=452

Compare it for example with Chrome: http://www.cvedetails.com/product/15031/Google-Chrome.html?vendor_id=1224

Also you should worry about the vulnerabilities that haven't yet been discovered or that are still there but hard to fix because it would break legitimate uses, for example, like running JS code.

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[–] xaioscn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That CVEDetails site is great thanks for the link!

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[–] ooli 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Don't get nervous about criminal comportment from other. You have no control over it, you're protected by law, and you're unlikely to be targeted.

Get nervous about legal abuse of your privacy: You're already targeted, you have control over it, and law don't care where your data are exploited.

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[–] pyres 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

No browser is better or worse than any other (except IE and safari which both suck in different ways)

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[–] TheDominionOfBen 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Chrome is pretty bad in how much RAM it uses.

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[–] piplupturtwig 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

They're trying to fix that and the battery issue on laptops, too.

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[–] 1urker 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm using Microsoft edge, because I like to live edgy.

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[–] aundregrande 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Without starting a browser battle, Firefox was patched in a timely manner with this, and they remain very secure IMHO. Their code is open for review, which means that many people scour their code in search of bugs like this, which they then report to have them fixed.

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[–] SkepticalSquirrel [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree I do Like the open source nature of it. That alone gives me the warm fuzzies

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[–] sun_butt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You're never going to find secure software. You will never be 100% secure

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[–] glUniform4fv 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

You can be certain that at least several more bugs of that magnitude are in every major browser right now and simply haven't been found or have not been publicly described. If you want safety and still browse modern websites (yes, that is a contradiction), then the best advice I have for you is to use as few features of a browser as possible: Instead of using the browser-internal PDF viewer, download the PDF and use a separate program (that is not from Adobe, Microsoft or Apple) to view it; instead of watching videos in the browser, download them with an appliation such as youtube-dl and watch them with a separate program (prefarably open source such as VLC or mpv); don't even install flash and Java, disable WebGL and use at the very least an adblocker.

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[–] RevanProdigalKnight 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

With VLC, you don't even have to download most movies - you can stream them directly from the source.