Paul B. Mahol onemda at
Wed Jun 3 09:28:53 UTC 2009

On 6/3/09, Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:
>>> Unfortunately there are no well done WWW browsers for unix in the world.
>>> links -g is an exceptions, but in the same time it's quite limited.
>>> But have best fonts :)
>> You're right: browser code is overly complex, and a nightmare to audit
>> properly for security purposes.
> links is not complex, and REALLY well done, unfortunately now nobody (or
> close to) works on it. If they would just implement CSS - it's enough!

elinks have simplistic CSS support.

>> That's why when working in a sensitive environment, I browse the web
>> primarily with elinks (with JavaScript disabled, of course), and
> right. but javascript in links is rather safe.
> Anyway - you may simply NOT LIKE someone else unknown programs to be run
> on your computer except when you want to.
>> secondarily and only when absolutely necessary with the usual
>> firefox+noscript+abp...  both browsers running in a virtual box (qemu,
>> virtualbox) dedicated to this purpose and this purpose only.
> Exaggeration IMHO. just make sure your normal user has 700 permissions,
> create another and run browser from it.
>> Of course, I'm taking more precautions, as running in a box may still
>> not be 100% secure, if someone creative enough found a way to break
>> out of the guest OS into the host OS; but everything else is just
> Nobody would write specially prepared webpage exactly for You to break ;)
> It's a matter of protecting yourself from "big brothers" that watch
> others.
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