Can any browser be considered 'safe' ??

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by SUPERIOR, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. SUPERIOR

    SUPERIOR Registered Member

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  2. funkydude

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    Counting exploits? Right, a good excuse against using IE, a bad excuse against using other browsers. *facepalm*

    On top of that, how can you compare 17 vulnerabilities in IE9, released half a year ago, against 0 in Firefox 6, released a few days ago and 0 in Chrome 13, released a few days ago..? I guess he hasn't read the amount of exploits fixed in Firefox 4, 5, 6 and Chrome 11, 12, 13. To further humiliate himself he uses wikipedia as a sources of exploit count, instead of a professional company like Secunia.

    If we compare browsers from a similar time period (this year)
    IE9 - 18 vulnerabilities: https://secunia.com/advisories/product/34591/
    Fx4 - 14 vulnerabilities: https://secunia.com/advisories/product/34777/
    Fx5 - 10 vulnerabilites: https://secunia.com/advisories/product/36309/
    Chrome 13 - 93 vulnerabilities: https://secunia.com/advisories/product/37386/
    Chrome 12 - 38 vulnerabilities: https://secunia.com/advisories/product/36023/
    Chrome 11 - 30 vulnerabilities: https://secunia.com/advisories/product/35311/
    Safari 5 - 167 vulnerabilities: https://secunia.com/advisories/product/30282/

    Let's not forget than Firefox & Safari have ZERO protection against vulnerabilities where as Chrome and IE have a sandbox to take the most of the hit.

    Poor journalism from a big source like Cnet. Then again it was Cnet that didn't even bother verifying the "Dumb IE users" story, it was up to the BBC to do that. Cnet quality is going down the drain. :thumbd:
     
  3. Cudni

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    Yes, any browser can be considered and certainly be made safe. That said we don't another thread with countless post on the merits and disadvantages of each browser in turn, ad nauseum.
     
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