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Browser says Apple Safari no longer secure

by iluvsummertime / October 27, 2012 2:07 AM PDT

Since my Mac Book pro is said to be unable to support new
O.S.,what about older one-such as Wolf. Hardware is 10.5.8?

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Actually, no browser is "secure."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2012 2:16 AM PDT

The only secure browser would be one that is not running. All browsers send and receive information so by design are not secure.

There are hijacks, exploits and more that try to SCARE you into downloading this or that but we know that no computer is absolutely secure unless encased in a few feet of steel reinforced concrete.

OK, I'm going too far but you see the issue. Anyone, any site can declare "this" is not secure.

-> There's always other browsers so why not?
Bob

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actually no browser secure
by iluvsummertime / October 27, 2012 4:50 AM PDT

Thank you. I needed that dose of reality. I over-reacted. Why mess with something I already know and like. I haven't anything to make secure anyway.

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Thank goodness you didn't read a Gibson article or web page.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2012 6:37 AM PDT

The word I am going to use is "alarmist."

It's not as bad as some say it is but I do not use Microsoft's or Apple's browser. It's like flying a B-52.

Why? "Because that's a target."
Bob

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