Opera vulnerabilities

GreyMagic Software published five security issues for the Opera browser today. Three of these vulnerabilites allow for local file reading, while the last two exposes the users surfing tracks to a malicious programmer.
While all of these are issues to be taken seriously, all can be resolved by disabling Javascript.
One thing that should be noted is this: Opera is still a much more secure browser than Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has 19 unpatched vulnerabilities, of which eight allow for local file execution, practically giving a malicious programmer total control of the computer.
So, contiue using Opera. If your local BOFH wants to stop you from doing so, due to "security measures" tell him to f**k off and forbid Internet Explorer as well. Or tell him to fix the problem proxyside.

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