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Wed Sep 7 23:23:49 UTC 2011
On 09/07/11 17:01, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> what browsers come included in the latest debian distribution package?
If you've installed the "debtags" package ("apt-get install
debtags"), you can use
debtags search --short "web::browser && use::browsing"
to list all the packages that provide web-browsing software. On
my Debian Stable, that brings up 29 packages. There are a couple
in that list that aren't really browsers, but that's the fastest
way I know to get a pretty thorough list.
> The other question is if anyone can point me to something of an article
> nature regarding open-source browsers and security?
> I am finding that companies will know simply block access to anything but ie
> or if you are lucky firefox, with the claim that the browsers suggested
> for Ada / section 508 / w3c type access are a security risk.
Most of the articles I know about compare the big-name browsers
(IE, Chrome/Chromium, Safari/Webkit browsers, and Mozilla
derivatives including Firefox, Iceweasel, Iceape, Galeon, etc).
I don't think I've seen any reviews of security on the more
obscure (whether GUI or console) browsers. However because of
their rarity, there's a bit of security-by-obscurity since
they're such tiny attack targets.
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