Patch That Browser
I don't use Internet Explorer even though it's still installed on my computer
(this thing is dang impossible to take off!). I switched years ago to Firefox
before IE 7 came out with tabs, and because Firefox is arguably the safer browser.
Plus, it's just cooler -- like an iPod versus a Zune.
But was that the right choice? Well, according to a new
report, it was dead-on. IE is more vulnerable.
One problem is that despite the well-publicized Patch Tuesdays and automated
tools like Windows Update, IE users patch their browsers less than other users.
The report also argues that it takes Microsoft too long to find a flaw and write
What makes the results just a wee bit suspect? The research was done by IBM
and Google. Hmm.
What's your favorite browser and why? Tell us all by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/02/2008 at 1:15 PM