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Title: Trying a new browser
Post by: kneescrubber on February 07, 2014, 12:44:07 PM
I just downloaded Aviator by Whitehat. Anyone use it before? Thoughts?


Oh, btw, it's MacOS only.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: Mac on February 07, 2014, 01:11:34 PM
Oh, btw, it's MacOS only.


Oh, in that case, IT SUX0R!!!

 :lol:
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on February 07, 2014, 03:41:44 PM
http://tosbourn.com/2013/10/development/review-whitehat-aviator/ (http://tosbourn.com/2013/10/development/review-whitehat-aviator/)

First I've heard of it.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: giaka on February 07, 2014, 06:11:42 PM
I just downloaded Aviator by Whitehat. Anyone use it before? Thoughts?


Oh, btw, it's MacOS only.

Then no, no one has used it.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: PatM on February 07, 2014, 06:23:01 PM
From what I understand it's a secure version of Chrome. Secure in the sense it limits/blocks use of cookies, tracking and adds. All of which can already be limited by browser configuration and/or pluggins.

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Browser configurations always involve a trade-off between privacy and convenience. WhiteHat Aviator has gone for the most strict privacy option and while this would be welcomed by the most privacy-conscious it's not for everyone, because it would make sites that use cookies hard to use, for example.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: Jim on February 07, 2014, 07:27:39 PM
Be cautious with Chrome Extensions until Google requires all Extension updates to be security checked.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089580/spammers-buy-chrome-extensions-and-turn-them-into-adware.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089580/spammers-buy-chrome-extensions-and-turn-them-into-adware.html)

IIRC, Firefox "approved" Add-Ins are checked upon each update.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: JonS on February 09, 2014, 06:42:24 AM
Be cautious with Chrome Extensions until Google requires all Extension updates to be security checked.

[url]http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089580/spammers-buy-chrome-extensions-and-turn-them-into-adware.html[/url] ([url]http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089580/spammers-buy-chrome-extensions-and-turn-them-into-adware.html[/url])

IIRC, Firefox "approved" Add-Ins are checked upon each update.


That's just great news, since I have a Chrome book. :bluduh:
About a month ago, I wanted to download CPU-Z  onto my computer and ended up with a Bing tool bar and a bunch of Malware. That was on my desktop. I got rid of the crap, then I finally found the right site and got what I wanted, after 3 tries.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: Jim on February 09, 2014, 11:06:35 AM
then I finally found the right site and got what I wanted, after 3 tries.


This.  When downloading, knowing you are at the TRUE site (or a trusted site) for a download is becoming critical.

CPU-Z's publisher:
http://www.cpuid.com/ (http://www.cpuid.com/)

A trusted download site (by my knowledge & experience):
http://www.download.com (http://www.download.com) (redirects to download.cnet.com)
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: Cablebandit on February 09, 2014, 12:14:08 PM
And always choose the advanced install so you can uncheck all the cruft.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: kneescrubber on February 09, 2014, 02:15:34 PM
I pretty much quit it the next day. It kept telling me I needed an Adobe Flash plug-in to play videos. Ummmm........really? We don't need no stinkin' Flash.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: Jim on February 09, 2014, 02:20:18 PM
And always choose the advanced install so you can uncheck all the cruft.

+a bazillion
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: JonS on February 09, 2014, 03:16:12 PM
then I finally found the right site and got what I wanted, after 3 tries.


This.  When downloading, knowing you are at the TRUE site (or a trusted site) for a download is becoming critical.

CPU-Z's publisher:
[url]http://www.cpuid.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.cpuid.com/[/url])

A trusted download site (by my knowledge & experience):
[url]http://www.download.com[/url] ([url]http://www.download.com[/url]) (redirects to download.cnet.com)

The first place I tried was Cnet, I thought. They are the only one I trust. I don't know what happened.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: Jim on February 09, 2014, 05:36:14 PM
I do give cnet one big knock: There are TOO MANY "click me" buttons that try to mimick the ONE button you should click.
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: JonS on February 10, 2014, 08:55:03 AM
I do give cnet one big knock: There are TOO MANY "click me" buttons that try to mimick the ONE button you should click.

That's probably what I did. Even though I was trying to be careful. :gerg:
Title: Re: Trying a new browser
Post by: HipGnosis on February 10, 2014, 09:30:47 AM
I do give cnet one big knock: There are TOO MANY "click me" buttons that try to mimick the ONE button you should click.
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