Study: Firefox is the Most Vulnerable Browser

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Gailim

come on MPC, why didn't you take a look at the actual report critera? do you know what this study is based on? number of reported venurerabitlities. so the way to get your browser at the top of this vaunted list is to never fix bugs.

 

oh, and the biggest kicker? study funded by microsoft

 

reportingfail

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schwit

If the vulnerability is not in Mozilla code then it's not a Firefox vulnerability.

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1337Goose

Well technically yes, you're right.

But let's not forget that Google Chrome eschewed plug-ins and therefore increased browser security, and Opera widgets are so watered down that they don't even integrate with the browser.

The tight browser integration that Firefox is often praised for also poses a security risk that should be taken into account when assessing the security of any given browser, no?

~Goose

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zbeckerd

I wonder what percent of the security plug-in flaws were a result of the microsoft plug-in that the user did not have to approve.  You know the one they just got around to removing after 8 months....

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dag1992

As an Opera user I'm pretty happy.  As for Firefox, as more people use it, the more attack prone it will become.

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1337Goose

Ditto 

~Goose

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NebsiNsaNe

Pretty impressive that IE finally isnt the security joke it once was. Now if only they could make the dang thing faster.

On another note, where's Chrome in all of this? It would've been nice to see whrere it stood on the list of the browser giants.

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dj-anon

To be honest, if it were as fast as Safari or Opera, I'd be using IE8 all the time.

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demosthenes

double post

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demosthenes

Does this take into account whether or not the vulnerabilities have been addressed?  I don't personally consider reporting vulnerabilities a bad thing.  Low vulnerability reporting doesn't mean that the vulnerabilities don't exist, just that no one knows about them, and therefore cannot work on patching them.

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