SearchOpenSource: The Case for Konqueror Over IE and Windows File Managers
Oct 21, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"What security features make using the Konqueror browser
safer than Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)?
"Brickner: Using Konqueror, you have an almost
nonexistent chance of having your machine infected with spyware,
malware or a virus.
"First off, as many people point out, most exploits are written
to take advantage of security holes in IE, not Konqueror or
Firefox. Secondly, Konqueror doesn't run ActiveX controls, a
Windows only feature, which is the mechanism many exploits use to
gain access to your machine..."