[Full-Disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox
nocmonkey at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 14:59:56 GMT 2004
On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 20:27:52 -0500, Scott Leff <scott.leff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 19:18:55 -0500, Danny <nocmonkey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes, IE security needs work. Yes, Firefox is a great web browser.
> > However, if Firefox or any other browser had the same market share as
> > IE, would it really be that much more secure? There sure would be a
> > lot more people trying to find holes in Firefox if it had the same
> > user base.
> > ...D
> This is applicable here: http://www.io.com/~cwagner/spyware/appendix.html
> Although it deals with malware/spyware, it highlights the major
> problem with IE that other 3rd party browsers do not have and will
> never have; namely, its marriage to the OS.
Fair enough. The other problem is Microsoft's focus is on features
first, then maybe a wee bit of security way down the list.
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