Anyone see a game changer here?

William Pitcock nenolod at systeminplace.net
Fri Jan 22 21:37:19 CST 2010


On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 22:16 -0500, Steven Bellovin wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2010, at 12:26 AM, Bruce Williams wrote:
> 
> > The problem with IE is the same problem as Windows, the basic design
> > is fundementally insecure and "timely updates" can't fix that.
> 
> You do realize, of course, that IE is recording less than half the
> security flaw rate of Firefox?  (See
> http://prosecure.netgear.com/community/security-blog/2009/11/web-browser-vulnerability-report---firefox-leads-the-pack-at-44.php)

Consider for a moment that both Firefox and Safari are built on
open-source code where the code can be audited.  As a result, it is
clear why Firefox and Safari are more "insecure" than IE, it is simply
because the code is there to be audited.

Frankly, they are all about the same security-wise.

William






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