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thedillpickl Secure browsing, box colors
Contributor 12th Jun, 2010 04:54
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Hi;

In "Secure Browsing" tab, all the browsers are in a green box. Two browsers (IE 8 & FF 3.6) show "Insecure, no solution", a category 2 threat. While low, is this the best way to relate the true condition of these browsers?

I understand that there has been a problem with new users of PSI in the past. They see "Insecure" & a 'red' box and freak out. This is more of a PR problem that could be solved with a line of explanation. I would rather see a 'yellow' box with the title "As secure as possible" or such. With a 'red' box used when a patch is available, titled "Insecure, patch(s) available" for example.

Chrome (currently) shows a 'green' box, which is correct, as all elements are marked as "Patched".


Regards;

Fred

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taffy078 RE: Secure browsing, box colors
Contributor 12th Jun, 2010 06:44
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whilst I accept your logic Fred, I'm relaxed about the Secure Browsing being in a Green Box because the "As secure as they can be" programs have a huge red "X" next to them. But I do take your point.

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