|| ||Leon Brooks <leon-AT-cyberknights.com.au>|
|| ||Microsoft works on fix as Firefox is updated|
|| ||Mon, 1 Aug 2005 07:49:56 +0800|
> There have now been more flaws in the Firefox browser this year than
> in Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
I think this needs considerable qualifying:
* The Firefox team have fixed more things than the MSIE team this year;
* MSIE has over six times as many outstanding (unfixed) bugs as Firefox;
* MSIE's many outstanding flaws are rated "Highly critical", FF's few
are rated "Less critical";
* Working wild exploits for FF: zero; for MSIE: hundreds;
* Because MSIE is closed-source, only a very few people can audit it, but
anybody can audit FF;
* This cannot be written off to popularity, since MSIE's exposure far
outweighs the popularity ratio.
For some interesting if somewhat unnerving statistics, see here:
For the record, I use the Konqueror web browser.
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