Symantec: Mozilla browsers more vulnerable than IE

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by PSA271, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. PSA271

    PSA271 Guest

    Mozilla Web browsers are potentially more vulnerable to attack than
    Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to a Symantec report.

    http://news.com.com/Symantec+Mozilla+browsers+more+vulnerable+than+IE/2100-1002_3-5873273.html?tag=nefd.pop
     
    PSA271, Sep 20, 2005
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  2. PSA271

    Far Canal Guest

    PSA271 wrote
    WTF do you expect from a company that's right up the arse of M$?

    If IE is so secure - what's this about
    http://www.spamfo.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=000319
     
    Far Canal, Sep 20, 2005
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  3. Riiiiight. Did you read the article? From that very page:

    "There is one caveat: Symantec counts only those security flaws that
    have been confirmed by the vendor. According to security monitoring
    company Secunia, there are 19 security issues that Microsoft still has
    to deal with for Internet Explorer, while there are only three for
    Firefox."
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Sep 20, 2005
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  4. PSA271

    area51 Guest

    Try Opera, it's now free and without any ads! http://www.opera.com/
     
    area51, Sep 20, 2005
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  5. PSA271

    PSA271 Guest

    People, all I did was post a link. I did not render an opinion one way or
    the other!
     
    PSA271, Sep 20, 2005
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  6. Usually people post links without comment because they agree with the
    articles. If you didn't agree with it, you would have likely stated so
    in your post. I know I would (and did reply that way).

    The title of the article (and your subsequent use as Subject of your
    post) is misleading. In fact, much of the article goes on to dispute
    its own title.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Sep 20, 2005
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    Well, only counting security flaws that have been confirmed or acknowledged by
    the vendor is a stupid way to count them. The only way to count security flaws
    is by those that have been demonstrated by people who're knowledgeable about
    how to look for them and preferably have NO connection or interest in the vendor.

    If you find somebody that will tell the raw truth about every browser, then
    they'll report that there is w flaws in Firefox, x flaws in Mozilla, y flaws
    in Opera, z flaws in IE, Etc. Scored that way by an honest person(s), IE will
    *ALWAYS* have a greater number of more serious flaws than any other browser.


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    nobody, Sep 21, 2005
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  8. PSA271

    Mr. Uh Clem Guest

    The metric should be days of unpatched security holes and
    days of holes with exploits circulating. Here's something
    from this spring:

    http://windowssecrets.com/comp/050512/

    ....
    At Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC),
    held in Seattle April 25-27, for example, an IE product manager
    made this case explicitly. Firefox had had (at that time) "three
    major releases," she said, while Internet Explorer 6.0 had had
    none. This statement was presented as though a lack of upgrades
    to IE was a benefit.
    ....
    IE suffered from unpatched security holes for 359 days in 2004.
    ....
    Attacks on IE weaknesses circulated "in the wild" for 200 of
    those days.
    ....
    Mozilla and Firefox patched all vulnerabilities before hacker code
    circulated
    ....


    The underlying data for this article came from
    http://bcheck.scanit.be/bcheck/page.php?name=STATS2004&page=3
     
    Mr. Uh Clem, Sep 21, 2005
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