Opera Fixes Browser Holes

 
 
By Brett Glass  |  Posted 2003-02-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This week, GreyMagic Software reported several serious security holes in the Opera 7.0 browser. Opera fixed the vulnerabilities in only 5 days, releasing Opera 7.01.

This week, GreyMagic Software reported several serious security holes in the Opera 7.0 browser. Opera -- unlike other companies with seemingly endless turnaround times on bug reports -- fixed the vulnerabilities in only 5 days, releasing Opera 7.01.

Another bug related to Opera has only been partially fixed, but Opera Software can hardly be blamed for this, since Microsoft is responsible for the problem. On this page, Operas CTO, Hakon Wium Lie, demonstrates that MSN feeds certain versions of Opera an incorrect style sheet that makes pages look as if the browser is broken. Is Microsoft trying to make Opera look bad? Read the explanation at the link above and judge for youreslf.


 
 
 
 
Brett Glass has more than 20 years of experience designing, building,writing about, and crash-testing computer hardware and software. (A born'power user,' he often stresses products beyond their limits simply bytrying to use them.) A consultant, author, and programmer based inLaramie, Wyoming, Brett obtained his Bachelor of Science degree inElectrical Engineering from the Case Institute of Technology and his MSEEfrom Stanford. He plans networks, builds and configures servers, outlinestechnical strategies, designs embedded systems, hacks UNIX, and writeshighly optimized assembly language.

During his rather eclectic career, Brett has written portions of the codeand/or documentation for such widely varied products as Borland's Pascal'toolboxes' and compilers, Living Videotext's ThinkTank, Cisco Systemsrouters and terminal servers, Earthstation diskless workstations, andTexas Instruments' TMS380 Token Ring networking chipset. His articleshave appeared in nearly every major computer industry publication.

When he's not writing, consulting, speaking, or cruising the Web insearch of adventure, he may be playing the Ashbory bass, teachingInternet courses for LARIAT (Laramie's community network and Internetusers' group), cooking up a storm, or enjoying 'extreme'-ly spicy ethnicfood.

To mail Brett, visit his Web form.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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