Can IE ever be as secure as Firefox?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by chiphead, Jun 27, 2004.

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  1. chiphead

    chiphead Guest

    Can IE ever really be as sure as Firefox? Even when you beef up security to it's max in IE is it ever really going to be as secure as Firefox? Isn't a hole in IE much more severe due to the fact that IE is integrated into your OS? But what if Firefox was as popular, and as often used as IE, would we then see many more flaws in this very useful browser that would make it as unsecure as IE? Any comments?
  2. dog

    dog Guest

    Hi Chiphead, ;)

    IMO, popularity/widespread use are certainly valid reasons why exploits/security holes/flaws are 1. so well publicize & 2. the target of attacks ... because they affect the largest costumer base. The same holds true for P2P networks, malicious coders now code their offspring to spread and propage thru the most popular service, KaZaa.

    I think all products and OS's have their flaws and if they were used by the masses like M$ stuff, we'd hear a lot more about.

    With that being said, IE's greatest flaw is it's intergration with the OS, and having the same system rights as the OS does.

    dog - *puppy*
  3. dog

    dog Guest

    Hi All, ;)

    Here's an article regarding IE and this past weeks exploit (JS.Scob.Trojan) ... also related to what we teach at Wilders' re: a layered defense. Which we should by now applying to the M$ OS Tight intergration with it's browser IE.

    Globe and Mail - Technology Section This publication is one of Canada's Two National Papers ... if anyone was wondering.


    Steve - *puppy*
  4. chiphead

    chiphead Guest

    Thaks for the info dog.
  5. lynchknot

    lynchknot Registered Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    SW WA
    Here's this

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