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Bligh

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2012, 01:15    Post subject:  Browser security
Subject description: How concerned should I be about older browsers in Puppy
 

I really like 4.3.1 and 5.2.5 but both have older browsers that don:t update. I only use the browser and email client.
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2012, 01:55    Post subject:  

I know this doesn't answer your question, but...
You could always try this.
I'm using 4.3.1 right now, with SeaMonkey 2.5.
(From what I understand, instructions still work for newer SeaMonkeys.)
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Bligh

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2012, 05:55    Post subject:  

Thanks for the response,I saw that. I have also checked Wary and Racy 5.3. Seamonkey 2.6.1 is installed, but check for updates is not in the help menu. Seamonkey is now at 2.8. I also use other browsers, but prefer Seamonkey. I also noticed Netscape 9.006 is available, it is a standalone browser.
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nooby

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2012, 10:54    Post subject:  

Could one maybe use SFS load on the fly and that way
get latest browser rather fast?

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Terryphi


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2012, 11:15    Post subject:  

nooby wrote:
Could one maybe use SFS load on the fly and that way
get latest browser rather fast?


You can try my Opera SFS - see link below.

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nooby

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2012, 13:16    Post subject:  

Yes I use that one but will it server the purpose for OP.
Would that give him better security? I use it because
it is very practical for me but maybe not for the OP?

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Bligh

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr 2012, 14:35    Post subject:  

It appears, from the responses that I should be somewhat concerned. I can get an up to date Seamonkey for windows easily, but that may introduce other vulnerabilities. And I don't like to use that os. I am not aware of a Seamonkey sfs. That might work for Puppies that don't have Seamonkey installed. I suppose I could just use Seamonkey for email and browse with a more up to date browser. Thanks for the replies.
I am not aware of an issue so far.
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Apr 2012, 00:45    Post subject:  

You could use CUR (Courage Understanding and Reality)
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=335216#335216
rather than FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/security

Puppys are Safe
Because they are kennel tested

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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr 2012, 07:03    Post subject:  

I use an old version of Firefox.

As I recall I installed version 4.xx and it didn't do right in some areas. Because of this I went back to a 3.6 version.

Later, I think, I read on this site that the problem with 4.xx was due to a bug in JWM.

If true. What was I supposed to do? What can I do?

Is there a debugged version of JWM available?

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr 2012, 14:00    Post subject:  

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-common/jwm2-574-w5c.pet
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Bligh

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr 2012, 17:58    Post subject:  

Thanks for the posts. I now have Seamonkey 2.7 installed and updated to 2.8. I just did not know how to do it. There is a wealth of information about Puppy available, the issue is finding it when you need it.
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Tue 10 Apr 2012, 10:03    Post subject:  

pemasu wrote:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-common/jwm2-574-w5c.pet


Thanks, I just installed this version of JWM. It works swell, it seems. Although I've not yet installed a newer Firefox.

It might be a while before I do, so I'll say "Thanks", now.

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Wognath

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Sep 2012, 02:15    Post subject: update browser  

Hello,
In the Saluki forum, HiDeHo posted an idea that may help with this issue.
http://saluki-linux.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=464

He suggests extracting browsers and other applications into /initrd/mnt/dev_save and executing them from there-- via links, by creating .desktop files in usr/share/applications or just by clicking the executable. This makes it easy to replace an application with the newest version (and update links). It is economical because the app can be used by several different puppies (I have several frugal installs) and it doesn't increase the size of the pupsave file.

I have tried this with opera, firefox, java, truecrypt and skype, and they work fine.
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