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Old 03-10-2006, 02:03 AM   #1
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MS are introducing anti-phishing security in IE7, likely to be officially launched at the end of this year. Firefox can have that security feature available right now, using an extension produced by Google.

   
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MS are introducing anti-phishing security in IE7, likely to be officially launched at the end of this year. Firefox can have that security feature available right now, using an extension produced by Google.
I can't tell at that page whether the plug-in is platform dependent. I have both Mac and Windows users who I'd like to point to that plug-in.

   
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MS are introducing anti-phishing security in IE7, likely to be officially launched at the end of this year. Firefox can have that security feature available right now, using an extension produced by Google.
A good idea, and maybe I will install it.

Now, how do I convince my wife to use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer on her computer? She is the one who generates SPAM by answering ads she shouldn't answer at all. Whehter she would answer a phishing ad, I don't know, but there is more risk for her than there is for me.
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I can't tell at that page whether the plug-in is platform dependent.
Just try it an see. FF on a Mac shouldn't load an extension that won't work.

   
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I can't tell at that page whether the plug-in is platform dependent. I have both Mac and Windows users who I'd like to point to that plug-in.
It installed on my Mac. But you have to download it with Firefox; I tried at first with Camino and had to paste the URL into Firefox.

   
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It installed on my Mac. But you have to download it with Firefox; I tried at first with Camino and had to paste the URL into Firefox.
OK, did it. Had to download the latest version of Firefox first, but got it all up and running fine now. Even (finally <g>) made it my default browser and had it import all my Safari bits. It apparently didn't import my settings for the forum all the way, because I had to log in and discovered my password to be different from what I remember of the last time I had to do it (months ago). Here I am, supposedly an admin, and I had to use the form to request my password be reset.

Decided to try out a couple of new Firefox themes, too. At the moment I'm happy with Orbit Grey. It's a bit more professional than the default.

   
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Install Firefox and make it the default browser. Kill all IE icons?

Unfortunatley, there are a few sites that only work in IE. Especially the Windows Update site!
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