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Re: IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: Danny <nocmonkey () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:07:44 -0500

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 21:22:26 -0600, Frank Knobbe <frank () knobbe us> wrote:
On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 18:18, Danny wrote:
However, if Firefox or any other browser had the same market share as
IE, would it really be that much more secure?

Wrong question.

It's part of the equation. May not be the biggest part, but it is a factor. 

Based on everyones feedback, I would say the following kills IE's security:

1) Features
2) Features
3) ActiveX / Active Scripting
4) It's marriage with the OS
5) It's market share
6) It's marriage with so many other MS applications

Yes, from a security point of view, this is very bad. Fundamentally,
Microsoft is in trouble with IE and security. Who the hell would be
able to secure a web browser with so much integration and features?
The only hope in hell anyone would have securing IE, is by removing
the list crap list above.


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