11-11-2011, 05:25 PM
| | Re: Security certificates for all my browsers
kathy <email@example.com> writes:
>I run XP and Microsoft's updater provides me with updates to security
>My question is ....... would Microsoft's updates to a PC's certificates
>also work for my non-Microsoft browsers?
>I run Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Do I need to do update their certificates
>individually or would the Microsoft update also be used by them?
It depends on the browser and version, but generally not.
A few alternative browsers did use the Microsoft CryptoAPI at some
point in time, but most (if not all?) now use their own security
certificate database, and would need to be patched separately.
I wouldn't trust any of them to have updated along Microsoft's patch,
and you'll need separate patches for each.