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RE: [Ring-of-Fire] IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: "Eric McCarty" <eric () piteduncan com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 07:41:30 -0800

First off, this is 100% PR bullshit. The guy has never run Firefox,
Opera, or anything other than IE. So he might as well say "According to
this piece of paper the PR people gave me, IE is as secure as any other
Browser". 

The reality of the situation is that IE is not secure for the average
home user. I would never let my internet-naiive mother use Internet
explorer, that would be like blindfolding her and telling her to cross a
freeway. 

The other reality is that for the seasoned IT Professional, IE is just
as secure as Firefox. Why?, because we don't click on fake citibank
adds, we don't download screensavers, pr0n or anything non-business
related and we click install whenever WindowsUpdate tells us to. Out of
the box neither IE or Firefox is without flaw, we can all admit that,
but any properly educated user will do fine with either so-long as they
use the internet responsibly. 

Don't sleep with hookers if you don't want AIDS, it's as simple as that.



Eric





-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Towles [mailto:toddtowles () brookshires com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 1:59 PM
To: Mailing List - Full-Disclosure
Cc: Ring-of-Fire () yahoogroups com
Subject: [Ring-of-Fire] [Full-disclosure] IE is just as safe as FireFox


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. 

http://news.com.com/Microsoft+says+Firefox+not+a+threat+to+IE/2100-1032_
3-5448719.html?part=dht&tag=ntop&tag=nl.e433

Can anyone say IFRAME? Lol

-Todd


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