01 October, 2006

Firefox Security Issue

Update Oct. 3: A recent article from eWeek suggest that the claimed bug in Firefox may be just a hoax. Naturally the Mozilla folks are taking this seriously until they can absolutely rule out that their is no issue.
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Just to be fair, since I have hammered Microsoft quite hard because of their security holes in Internet Explorer (IE), there are new reported security problems with Firefox. The basic issue is related to how Firefox handles JavaScript -- this is one of many areas we have seen exploited in IE too.

Despite this, I am still sticking with Firefox for three reasons:
  1. Firefox is less of a target by hackers than Microsoft
  2. Firefox has a history of fixing bugs faster than Microsoft
  3. Using the Firefox NoScript extension is a much easier way to manage JavaScript access that through the Microsoft security options

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