Firefox and Internet Explorer

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In September 2007, I wrote that “IE7 seems consistently to have more unpatched vulnerabilities than does Firefox”. Worse, Internet Explorer owned the more serious vulnerabilities.

That’s still true. According to Secunia, Internet Explorer 7 has 27 security vulnerabilities, ten of which remain unpatched. Firefox has 23 security vulnerabilities, nearly as many as Internet Explorer, but only three of them are unpatched.

Microsoft has made IE7 far more secure than the previous incarnation of the browser, but it looks like the Firefox can’t be caught.

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  1. Pingback by IE vs Firefox: security update | Defending The Kingdom: Security and Privacy in Your Digital Life — 14 November 2009 @ 11:06 pm

    […] wanted to update previous comparisons (see here, here, and here) between the two most prominent browsers, but Secunia, the security consultancy I […]

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