Forum Thread: Is Seamonkey2.0.4 more secure than 2.0.6 nightly?

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Fulvio Is Seamonkey2.0.4 more secure than 2.0.6 nightly?
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I have not been carrying the final, and stable version of some browsers like Seamonkey, for several months, relying, instead in the more updated, but experimental "nightlies". So, Seamonkey2.0.4, recommended by PSI has been overridden by 2.0.6 pre
Is there something wrong with this? I will have to check with the developers, but I doubt it. And, is this happening after several months?

Maurice Joyce RE: Is Seamonkey2.0.4 more secure than 2.0.6 nightly?
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Secunia does not report on Beta or RC versions of programmes nor updates that vendors release to fix bugs or cosmetic changes.

If U elect to use these types of programme U are reliant on the vendor for all aspects of security & fixes. They normally do not offer support therefore U need to check the Terms Of Reference.

I think U are using an Alpha version of Sea Monkey - very brave but beware unless U are a very experienced user.

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Fulvio RE: Is Seamonkey2.0.4 more secure than 2.0.6 nightly?
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I am not sure what my Seamonkey2.0.6 is. It is possibly alpha, or even worse, pre alpha. Development to Seamonkey has been very slow, but I have had that version for a minimum of one month, with no issue.
I rescanned, and I tried to find out where was the culprit. It pointed to the Program Files folder where the final Seamonkey is supposed to be installed. And seamonkey.exe is v. 2.0 , rightly labelled as a security risk. That folder was incomplete, so something did not happen when I tried to uninstall the program.
It had not been used since Nov.2009, but PSI never found it before.
No guesswork, and the program, or what was left of it was removed. Now, PSI seems to be satisfied with what I have.
Regardless of what I have now, PSI failed to point out a security risk for at least five months.
By the way, I did not know if my message had gone through, because my computer froze up after I clicked to sent the post. In fact, I had to do a hard shutdown to unfreeze it.
I had not posted before, and had been with PSI for at least two years. I managed to get the login info, but I am not sure if I will dare again. Had Maurice not replied, I may have not checked.
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Member 26th May, 2010 08:49
Hi,

The PSI is not a general update checker, but a security patch checker. This means that our rules simply try to ensure you have a version equal to, or higher, than whichever version fixed whichever vulnerability is present in your software. Now, new vulnerabilities may be introduced in new versions, so theoretically a new version could be "less" secure than the old one, but there is little point in worrying about this - You, as the end user, have patched all the vulnerabilities you can if you follow the advice of the PSI and install appropriate patches, or a higher version.

Hope this helps.
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