[clug] Anti-Virus Software

Ivan Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 00:08:53 MDT 2010

On 22 June 2010 15:53, Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net> wrote:
> Ivan Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> writes:
>> On 22 June 2010 15:31, Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
>>> And then you get through setting up the firewall, only to find that some
>>> machine has been infected by a virus taking advantage of a zero day exploit
>>> in your web browser's JPEG decompression.
>> Which in my understanding is why Firefox devs won't simply use system
>> codecs for H.264, etc. like people were saying they should.
> Hah — the old argument!  ...because it isn't like there is any possible way
> that the Mozilla development team could possibly be less responsive or
> effective than the distribution security team, and because having multiple
> disparate versions of the same code never causes security issues, right?
> *cough* zlib *cough*
>        Daniel
> Both sides have valid points, and both doubtless have idiots supporting them,
> and anything that presents the arguments without recognising that complexity
> is pretty ... well, pretty hard to support, I suggest.

I think they're trying to avoid another ActiveX situation... *shrug*

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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