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#1 lazybones

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:11 AM

Firefox and Chrome seem to work fine but with IE the error "There was a problem signing in to myPlex".

I will try from another remote PC if I can, but it does seem odd that it works with Firefox and Chrome... I do use firefox most of the time but the ability to log into the webclient from almost anywhere kind of makes IE important as well.

#2 lazybones

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

Doesn't work on IE9 on my work PC as well, same login error.

Firefox works in both cases.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

What version of PMS are you running? IE has some compatibility issues, but it should work if you're running the latest PMS, v0.9.6.9.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:41 AM

What version of PMS are you running? IE has some compatibility issues, but it should work if you're running the latest PMS, v0.9.6.9.


Version0.9.6.9.241-da3068c I should be fully up to date.

Works fine in Chrome as well but can't log in at all in IE9 under windows 7 64bit.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:07 AM

Version0.9.6.9.241-da3068c I should be fully up to date.

Works fine in Chrome as well but can't log in at all in IE9 under windows 7 64bit.


We have found the bug that is affecting IE9 users. We're working on getting a fix out soon. Sorry about that!

#6 LinPlex

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

The bigger question is: Why are you still using Internet Explorer in 2012?

I know it is great to have browser choice, but I'm just going to leave these right here:

http://www.mozilla.o...from=getfirefox - Firefox download.

https://addons.mozil...n/adblock-plus/ - Main Adblock Extension.

https://addons.mozil...ehelper/?src=ss - Adblock addon that hides ads the main extension can't remove.

https://addons.mozil...p-addon/?src=ss - Blocks popups designed to evade standard popup blockers.

https://addons.mozil...addon/ghostery/ - Blocks tracking.

After installing visit, http://adblockplus.o...n/subscriptions and add the following subscriptions.

EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Fanboy's List, Fanboy's Tracking/Stats Blocking, Fanboy's Annoyances, Adversity, Peter Lowe's list, Antisocial, and Malware Domains.

After install, you will leave a very light internet footprint blocking every sort of internet annoyance that you might ever run into.

#7 lazybones

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

I use FireFox as my primary browsers but what if I am traveling and want to use a friends PC or a PC that restricts installing software? IE is there already and unless you have been in a cave you would know it is a fairly capable browser now.

I also use a huge number of plugs in Firefox.


I will however point out that IE is still a top three browser for market share, thus when the Plex team releases the web client it better run solid on not just Chrome and Firefox but also IE (default on windows) and Safari (default on Mac )

As already posted above they seem to be working on it.

Also getting working in IE may also mean that it can run on the XBox 360 dash update that includes a version of IE now.

#8 LinPlex

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:23 AM

I just want to point out that you are taking extreme risks for no real advantage. If you are willing to enter your username and password into Internet Explorer running on an unknown third party computer, we don't have a lot to talk about in the first place. I can't trust your opinions because you don't seem worried about keyloggers, viruses, malware, or other account theft from someone's computer.

#9 justinhow

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

If you are saying that IE9 is much less secure than Chrome, Firefox etc then NSS Labs would not agree and neither would I....

https://www.nsslabs....alware-blocking
https://www.nsslabs....t-2-click-fraud

Perhaps you also have independent evidence to back up your opinions about IE9

PS NSS Labs:
"NSS Labs is the only completely independent research and analyst organization with in-house testing capabilities"

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#10 LinPlex

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:21 PM

Let's see if I understand you correctly. Internet Explorer is so safe now that drive by downloads exploiting Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, toolbars, widgets, and anything else installed into the browser aren't targeting the browser itself? Every browser has antimalware, antispyware, antiphishing, and so on built in to some degree these days. Internet Explorer's may be the best in the class I have no idea, but that still doesn't stop Joe your old college roommate from downloading "Jessica Alba - Porn - Codec Install.exe" from www.someblog.tld/images/cache/somebody/didnt/update/their/website and double clicking it. Just look at the Java exploits that targeted Macintosh. The plugin was targeted not the browser itself.

If you are willing to put your username and password into an unknown third party computer running any browser, you are still taking extreme risks. There is also something to be said for people who install other browsers. They change the defaults and may be more inclined to keep an up to date antivirus. Maybe not, but my experience says the more advanced the user (those who aren't using IE anymore) the less likely they are to get a virus for reasons entirely unrelated to the browser itself.

With that said, you can easily uninstall java, flash, adobe reader, quicktime, and other commonly targeted plugins while using http://secunia.com/v...nning/personal/ to reduce the attack profile. Chrome includes an automatically updated version of Flash so all media works. It is entirely configurable unlike IE10 which won't let you enable or disable Flash like Chrome will.

Finally, show me how you can recreate the ad free, clutter free, tracking free, annoyance free web with Internet Explorer without spending a cent using freely available plugins from the official website installable in under 5 minutes. We'll talk about how safe our browsers are after that.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:53 AM

What that reply seems to say is that you prefer to use Chrome (or whatever) over IE for X, Y and Z, and not that you have any evidence that IE9 is less secure than them.
I have no argument with that stance.

To suggest that anyone who keeps IE9 is in some way IT illiterate, which you get fairly close to saying, seems pretty condescending. I may keep it because I have evidence it is more secure, or that I have many other IT issues that prefer to spend my time on.
Anyway each to their own.

Re the using someone else's computer, that obviously has risks.

PS IE10 for the desktop does allow you to disable flash and is also automatically updated with windows updates. You can also set which sites it is allowed to run on.
IE10 for Metro has flash enabled for approved sites only (youtube etc.) and is therefore more secure as it will simply not run at any dodgy sites.

Good to debate anyway.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

Edit: Forget it. The post explaining in simple detail how to block advertising on youtube.com and every site on the internet along with annoyances, tracking, malware, etc has been down voted. If you want to use Internet Explorer that much, I won't waste my time trying to explain why you shouldn't. It just isn't that important.

#13 lazybones

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:28 AM

Edit: Forget it. The post explaining in simple detail how to block advertising on youtube.com and every site on the internet along with annoyances, tracking, malware, etc has been down voted. If you want to use Internet Explorer that much, I won't waste my time trying to explain why you shouldn't. It just isn't that important.


Again not that I use IE are my prime browser, but it is also possible to load the fanboy adblock lists DIRECTLY into IE9s native malware feature http://www.fanboy.co.nz/ie.html no plugin needed.

There are 4 important desktop browsers: IE, Safari, Firefox and Chrome. Each have substantial market share and thus the Plex team should ensure a minimum level of support for each of them and thus I submitted a bug for IE.

Firefox still has better plugins than Chrome in many ways, thus I use it as my primary, yet you won't find me going around the forum picking fights with users submitting problems with their browsers, none of the browser are perfect. (Chrome was exploited again last week BTW).


As for typing my credentials into other PCs, well they happen to be other PCs such as family member PCs etc. I of course use a totally different credential for myPlex than anything else so if it gets exploited, big deal, I reset it...




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