Internet Explorer Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006

2007-01-05 13:30 - Links

For a total 284 days in 2006 (or more than nine months out of the year), exploit code for known, unpatched critical flaws in [Internet Explorer 6] was publicly available on the Internet. ... Mozilla's Firefox browser experienced a single period lasting just nine days last year in which exploit code for a serious security hole was posted online before Mozilla shipped a patch to remedy the problem.

Statistics can always be twisted, and I've seen arguments before trying to espouse IE's security with statistics. But hurrah for this article, very well researched and linked. Just compare: nine to two hundred eighty four? Why do you use Internet Explorer again?

Let me wager: The IE user out there has all kinds of trouble with their computer. It's slow, it crashes. It just doesn't seem to work right. Wanna know why? Because some nefarious individual managed to sneak in, on one of those 284 days, and take over your computer, most likely.


2007-01-13 22:22 - tegs

Actually recently I've been foreced to use IE again. For no reason I can figure out my Firefox keeps crashing on various websites that IE handles just fine. I've made sure I have the latest version and patches, I don't have a bunch of plug-ins to clutter things up. It's truly completely boggled me. So while I feel that overall Firefox is superior to IE; even it has it's problems, espically for the past 3 - 4 weeks with me.

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