Opera update draws the curtain on seven security vulns
Keeping schtum on XSS bug details, though
Opera users should upgrade their browser software following the discovery of multiple security bugs.
Version 9.5.2 of the Windows version of the software fixes seven vulnerabilities, including a startup crash that creates a means for hackers to inject hostile code on certain systems (details here). There's also a fix for a cross-site scripting (XSS) bug, details of which Opera is withholding.
XSS flaws, in general, allow hackers to present the content of third party sites under their control in the context of a site they wish to impersonate. The approach is therefore useful in phishing attacks or other similar scams.
The Norwegian firm has published links to advisories about the other six security fixes. The latest version of the browser includes numerous stability and performance improvements as detailed in Opera's release notes here.
An overview of the vulnerabilities can be found in an advisory by security notification firm Secunia here. ®
Whatever the article says, Mike on Ads' test shows me that Opera 9.52 leaks my history and Firefox 3.0.1 doesn't.
As far as I'm concerned, it's Curtain Down until they fix the flaw.
Mine's the one with holes in the pockets and Opera tickets behind the lining.
Opera Love, ad hater
I used Opera for YEARS, but the Block Content feature is not nearly as nice as the adblock plus addon for Firefox, and with the steady increase in 'Malvertizements' Firefox seems to be the safer bet. However Opera is the only way to go on the media center hooked up to my 50" HDTV, it upscales websites better then any other browser worth trying (meaning I never tried Safari as Apple is pure crap).
Opera is brilliant
www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/28/browser_history_leakage/ doesn't state anything about Opera, it states all browsers!
Anyways as a long term user I prefer it and use it all the time and as it saves my tabs close it and fire it up another day to keep all my stuff there.
Its nice and fast (I will admit FF3 is faster) and doesn't hog all my memory