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Response: edit Firefox vs IE: Is two greater than five? September 18, 2005

Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.

ZDNet had this excellent blog entry on whether the Firefox honeymoon is over.  It was a pretty good and yes, it shows that popularity effects security of any given product.  Joseph Huang on the other hand put up a blog entry where he wishes to dispute that fact.  He gives some online statistics from Secunia but Mr. Huang misses the point altogether from the original article.  All software is vulnerable, Firefox since its popularity began has been targeted and vulnerabilities found. .  The zealots and Firefox developers can point to anything they like but as a software product grows to be popular the malicious side of the internet will turn its ugly head.   The developers of these products need to keep security in mind when developing these applications, those who falsely believe their product to be superior or invulnerable to exploits are the ones who will seriously get bit on the ass in the future. BTW I use Netscape so I’m neither on the side of the IE team or the Netscape and Firefox guys on this one.  



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