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Re: IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: Danny <nocmonkey () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 09:59:56 -0500

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 20:27:52 -0500, Scott Leff <scott.leff () gmail com> wrote:
On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 19:18:55 -0500, Danny <nocmonkey () gmail com> wrote:

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.


This is applicable here: http://www.io.com/~cwagner/spyware/appendix.html

Although it deals with malware/spyware, it highlights the major
problem with IE that other 3rd party browsers do not have and will
never have; namely, its marriage to the OS.

Fair enough. The other problem is Microsoft's focus is on features
first, then maybe a wee bit of security way down the list.


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