Mozilla more Secure than IE, You Say? Not according to Symantec!
Symantec: Mozilla browsers more vulnerable than IE
Special to CNET News.com
Mozilla Web browsers are potentially more vulnerable to attack than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, according to a Symantec report.
But the report, released Monday, also found that hackers are still focusing their efforts on IE.
The open-source Mozilla Foundation browsers, such as the popular Firefox, have typically been seen as more secure than IE, which has suffered many security problems in the past. Mitchell Baker, president of the foundation, said earlier this year that its browsers were fundamentally more secure than IE. She also predicted that Mozilla Foundation browsers would not face as many problems as IE, even as their market share grows.
Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report Volume VIII contains data for the first six months of this year that may contradict this perception….