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SearchOpenSource: The Case for Konqueror Over IE and Windows File Managers

Oct 21, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by MiMi Yeh)

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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..."

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