Firefox buffer overflow and full disclosure
Posted Sep 16, 2005 15:06 UTC (Fri) by cventers
In reply to: Firefox buffer overflow and full disclosure
Parent article: Firefox buffer overflow and full disclosure
Look... I don't dislike Firefox, and I hate Internet Explorer. I'd
recommend Firefox over Internet Explorer to anyone and everyone.
(Personally, I use Konqueror, because I have that option available on my
platform). But there has been a large number of exploitable bugs that
have been reported on Firefox since it became popular.
When the floodgates first opened, I was like a lot of other Firefox users
- I patched and said to myself, "well, it's still more secure than
Internet Explorer". Then there was another volley, and another volley.
Is Firefox more secure than Internet Explorer? Almost certainly. I'm just
objecting to many people's practice of pretending that it's a really
secure browser. Better than the competition? Yes. Really secure? The
track record makes me question that.
to post comments)