Now one might argue that the solution provider does take this into consideration and fully expects their customers to rebuy when "required to" because the underlying software is considered a security risk. But we all know that this is rarely if ever the case.
Yes but... it makes it the customer's fault
What's just as bad is often the vendor doesn't have a new solution either.
No different than offering no solution at all. It means that the vendor no longer offers a supported product. Time to move on.
The shear fact that they use a non default user shows that they probably have an above average ability to use their computer, which could be helpful in their job.
It's been a while since I've seen a company that had IE set as a default.
Same. Chrome is so easy to deploy with Group Policy and has just as much control as IE if not more. Now firefox doesn't (or didn't) pull it's proxy settings from the system so that can be an issue with some content filters.
As much as I hate Chrome it is supported by our EHR vendor where FF is not... might be time to look into using it.
Though we'll still have to keep IE around for the hospitals.
I have this problem, but it's on PCs not on tablets. And like you, we have to clear the cache, and sometimes reset the browser to make it function.
And part of our issue is that we are using Mobilock to lock down the tablets so users can only do what they need to do (basically web and e-mail access only). So when they hit the cache wall it becomes a work stoppage because they cannot make changes to the tablets themselves.
It sounds on the surface at least that we are both suffering from some sort of cache corruption.
Yeah, that would make sense. I almost wish there was a way to disable caching on the tablets.
The immediately important bit (until a resolution) from the article:
Disabling WebRTC can be done by installing the WebRTC Block extension for Chrome, while in Firefox the “media.peerconnection.enabled” needs to be set to “false” on the advanced configuration page (about:config).
To me this is like the US terror level. Call everything insecure and suddenly nothing is.
I don't follow.
In the US they started these new "terror threat levels" after 9/11. But the lowest was "orange". Green was supposed to be the baseline but they never used it. It took weeks before the US adjusted to see orange as the new green. Instead of putting the country on alert, all we did was make it impossible to actually have thread levels. Once you make "everyday" an alert, it's not an alert anymore and just noise.
^that's a better version of what I was trying to say. @Dashrender
I had a case of the dumbs that day
Also, @PSX_Defector , this is my test box. They let you pick whatever OS you want to run on here and run it, be it Windows or any flavor of Linux. They don't put any blocks on it. I just use Google for DNS because it's faster and more stable as a rule.
I haven't had any crashes with the browser, but I am also using Foxit reader. I actually forgot that I was using 64bit until I saw this thread was updated. Oh, and Chrome is my default browser.
Has nothing to do with the PDF viewer you have installed. I tested with fox it, Adobe, and only the built in windows 8 reader. Chrome uses an internal pdf viewer to display them inline. After displaying one inline and closing that tab, the browser crashed. Every time.
I think for the majority of people today, at least at home, just surf the web. Not many applications being installed for average users. Chromebooks are ideal for them. Very low cost, low power consumption, very easy to use and no extra worries about antivirus, updates, getting ripped off by Geek Squad, etc.