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Re: IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: "Rafel Ivgi, The-Insider" <theinsider () 012 net il>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 08:43:40 +0200

Its not about market share. Its about functionality.
Internet Explorer has about a 10000000 functions for website designers to 
make an amazing website with
dynamic content and wonderfull graphic filters and a million extends to the 
simple HTML language. All this functions creates a wide range to mistake and 
for us to explore. That is THE ONLY REASON why I.E is less safer from 
firefox, which is just a visual HTML interperter and a javascript 
interperter, nothing special.
Its easy to make something so miniature safe and even there they made 
mistakes with 1000 D.O.S situations, I found at least 10...
If there will only be firefox you cannot have the pleasure of just browsing 
a web and get your viruses cleaned out, unless you allow java applets in 

Rafel Ivgi, The-Insider
Security Consultant
Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC)
Finjan Software LTD
E-mail: rivgi () Finjan com
Prevention is the best cure!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Danny" <nocmonkey () gmail com>
To: "Todd Towles" <toddtowles () brookshires com>
Cc: "Mailing List - Full-Disclosure" <full-disclosure () lists netsys com>; 
<ring-of-fire () yahoogroups com>
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 2:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 15:59:20 -0600, Todd Towles
<toddtowles () brookshires com> wrote:
Microsoft's security and mangement product manager (Ben English) says...

 At a security roundtable discussion in Sydney on Thursday, Ben English,
Microsoft's security and management product manager, told attendees that
IE undergoes "rigorous code reviews" and is no less secure than any
other browser.

"Because IE is ubiquitous, you hear a lot more about it, but I don't
think that Internet Explorer is any less secure than any other browser
out there," English said.


Can anyone say IFRAME? Lol

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.


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