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Does it Take Two Browsers to Make Surfing Safe? Print E-mail
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Source: Computer World - Posted by Eckie Silapaswang   
Security The creator of a popular Web server scripting language is so nervous about hackers stealing his personal information that he takes an unusual precaution: He launches a pair of browsers when he takes to the Internet.

Rasmus Lerdorf, the programmer who authored PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), an open-source language that can be embedded into HTML to produce dynamic pages, admits to practicing what he calls "hygienic" surfing, operating two browsers at a time.

Running a single browser is simply "insane," claimed Lerdorf during a keynote address last week at the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara, Calif., because of "nine out of 10 Web sites having cross-site scripting holes." That includes the portal of his current employer, Yahoo Inc., where Lerdorf is an infrastructure architecture engineer. To protect himself, Lerdorf uses Apple Inc.'s Safari to surf personal sites and Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox for everything else.

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Multiple Browser'sWritten by Scott L. on 2007-05-02 03:36:59
The usage of multiple browser's is at least, the best thing you can do to maintain a level of some security. I use three. Depending on the level of security holes. Which change all most daily. Combined with 
3 firewalls. All so I employ use of additional anti-spy. I have found Comodo free-ware to be satisfactory. In addition to products that I have paid for. Other then, that provided by popular internet provider's. I all-so must admit. that I am anti yahoo,msn,and aol. and specially the evil e. For internet surfing.

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