9/16/2005

? Is the Firefox honeymoon over? | George Ou | ZDNet.com

George Ou looks at some numbers and comes up with a dubious conclusion in this article:
As you can see, the facade that Firefox is the cure to the Internet Explorer security blues is quickly fading. It just goes to prove that any popular software worth hacking that has security vulnerabilities will eventually have to deal with live working exploits. Firefox mostly managed to stay under the radar from hackers before April of 2005. Since that time, new exploits are being released almost on a monthly basis.

He bases this on reported vulnerabilities and published exploits of IE vs Firefox ove the last 6 months. (40/11 vs 10/6 repectively).

Here's why the conclusion is ... bullshit?

Mozilla Firefox 1.x with all vendor patches installed and all vendor workarounds applied, is currently affected by one or more Secunia advisories rated Less critical



Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x with all vendor patches installed and all vendor workarounds applied, is currently affected by one or more Secunia advisories rated Highly critical


Those links are right there on the ZD site.

Numbers do lie.

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