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krispy Secunia crying 'wolf'...
Member 16th Nov, 2009 15:19
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I keep getting a insecure warning for IE8, with no fix/resolution available. If there is no fix, you shouldn't keep flagging me. What can I do about it? After several months of this, users will tend to ignore this and possible other real warnings...

Anthony Wells RE: Secunia crying 'wolf'...
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The IE8 warning is real , it is a browsing problem (if not critical) and you need to be aware of it and use safe browsing techniques - use them anyway.

A "real" insecurity warning is hard to miss - even with my old eyes.

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krispy RE: Secunia crying 'wolf'...
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Last edited on 18th Nov, 2009 15:50
I agree it it is a real problem. I'm just afraid that a non-fix warning pop-up during every reboot, over several months, will distract users from real fixes that are actually available. (I have old eyes too.) Maybe some sort of color-code, or no pop-up will solve this type of notice...
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Anthony Wells RE: Secunia crying 'wolf'...
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Changing the "warnings" and using colour codes have been raised before on peoples' wish lists ; I'm not sure where they fit on Secunia's to do list ??

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