Opera browser security

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone could give me some info on how secure the Opera 7.03 web browser is as opposed to IE 6 with SP's. I like the look and functionality of the Opera browser I've just downloaded. I've always been a IE user but I know IE is being patched and updated all the time which makes me feel as though my system is more secure online. Is Opera any less secure?

TIA
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orbiter5Asked:
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ahoffmannCommented:
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orbiter5Author Commented:
Hi,

Sorry for being a bit thick but what does that prove. Could you please elaborate on your comment please.

Does it mean Opera is just as secure as IE or better than IE or what, Internet explorer won't open that page either.

Thankyou
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TalamascaCommented:
Just a thought!
Most exploits/scripts are written for IE and/or Windows.


I have been using Opera since 4.something and have only seen 2 exploits for Opera. Both had fixes published. One in one day and the second took 2 days. Much better track record than MS.

It is on my main program-utilities disk I use for servicing.
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ahoffmannCommented:
no, the provided link does not point to a valid site, of corse.
But try to use it in opera and IE, and you'll see which one complains (nevertheless its a valid link or not)
You asked about "better security", I just gave one example (but the result would be similar to most other security related things)
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orbiter5Author Commented:
So in your opinion which one is better (more secure) or are they both about the same?

TIA
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TalamascaCommented:
Opera. Hands down.
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ahoffmannCommented:
and what's the answer now? orbiter5==Talamasca ??
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TalamascaCommented:
What's the question?

(Actually I'm both people, I just needed some karma!)
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orbiter5Author Commented:
Ans = I'll try using Netscape
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