Security in Firefox
Posted Apr 21, 2005 12:46 UTC (Thu) by eyal
Parent article: Security in Firefox
I'm sure I'm not alone among LWN readers as the "IT officer" of family and friends. Whenever I get a new "client" I clean up their PC, install Firefox and instruct them not to touch IE unless they really must (some online banks etc.)
After that their PCs stay clean for months, whereas with IE it's a matter of days before they're full of malware.
So with all due respect to the various lists of vulnerabilities, what matters is how each browser performs in actual use. There isn't a doubt that Firefox is safer to use.
And as the previous poster pointed out, updating Firefox is quick and easy, whereas IE update replaces half of the OS.
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