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Should you trust Firefox

24 Dec

Recently, some questions were raised about security and Firefox.

…But the thing that makes me really not trust the browser is that it doesn’t matter how secure the original code is if the typical usage pattern of the browser requires users to perform insecure actions.

·Installing Firefox requires downloading an unsigned binary from a random web server

·Installing unsigned extensions is the default action in the Extensions dialog

·There is no way to check the signature on downloaded program files

·There is no obvious way to turn off plug-ins once they are installed

·There is an easy way to bypass the “This might be a virus” dialog

Read: How can I trust Firefox?

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2004 Year End Google Zeitgeist

24 Dec

The 2004 Year end Google ZeitGeist is out. It lists the terms that were most sought after during the year 2004 on Google.

The most popular queries for the year were:

1. britney spears
2. paris hilton
3. christina aguilera
4. pamela anderson
5. chat
6. games
7. carmen electra
8. orlando bloom
9. harry potter
10. mp3

http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html