January 04, 2007
by: jovial_cynic
Use Firefox.

Over the course of 2006, Internet Explorer (used by roughly 80% of the online community) was left with at least one GAPING SECURITY HOLE for 284 of the 365 available days of the year - nearly 78% of the time. For people involved in online banking, online purchases, or the posting of any personal data online, this has to be as horrifying as it is unacceptable.

For a total 284 days in 2006 (or more than nine months out of the year), exploit code for known, unpatched critical flaws in pre-IE7 versions of the browser was publicly available on the Internet. Likewise, there were at least 98 days last year in which no software fixes from Microsoft were available to fix IE flaws that criminals were actively using to steal personal and financial data from users.

And the record for Mozilla's Firefox browser?

In contrast, Internet Explorer's closest competitor in terms of market share -- Mozilla's Firefox browser -- experienced a single period lasting just nine days last year in which exploit code for a serious security hole was posted online before Mozilla shipped a patch to remedy the problem.

So... why haven't you switched yet?


Billy said:
Oh man...

I've honestly been using firefox for the past year or so becuase I like to customize my browser. I now use them for another reason.

January 04, 2007

Kristen said:
I've been using it for a while.

C'mon people, all the cool kids are doing it.

January 04, 2007

Grassman said:
The real question is can it make you cool if you weren't already? Because if it can, I'll switch right away.
January 04, 2007

David said:
What's Internet Explorer? ;-)
Browsers I use: FireFox & Konqueror
OS I use: OpenSuSe 10.3
Open Source only way to go...

January 08, 2009

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