Saturday, February 11, 2006

Firefox safer than IE?

According to this article, those who use Mozilla Firefox to browse the web are less prone to spyware and other bad things than those who use Internet Explorer.

The article begins by saying: "Internet Explorer users can be as much as 21 times more likely to end up with a spyware-infected PC than people who go online with Mozilla's Firefox browser, academic researchers from Microsoft's backyard said in a recently published paper."

The individuals, employees of Microsoft, go on to carefully qualify this statement and suggest that it doesn't necessarily mean that Firefox is more secure, but the numbers they provide do suggest that.

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