September 27, 2005
Dear CNET members,
Once again we revisit the popular browser wars, but this time, Mozilla Firefox is in the hot seat, rather than Internet Explorer. As more and more users shift to the popular Mozilla Firefox browser, hackers follow. As a result, many recently published articles have declared Firefox to be less secure than Internet Explorer. Do you think this is true or just a crock? Is Firefox paying the ultimate price for popularity? Will it eventually become more vulnerable to attack then IE, or has it already reached that point? Where does your confidence level sit with Firefox? I know you have a lot to say, but before you hop on the soapbox, read the latest Security Watch article: "In defense of Mozilla Firefox," where CNET editor Rob Vamosi passionately defends the little browser that could. Are you on Rob's side? Share your thoughts with us.
This week's hot topic:
Is Firefox less secure than Internet Explorer?
Due to recent vulnerability reports, some experts now believe that Firefox is no more secure than Internet Explorer. In his latest Security Watch column, Robert Vamosi insists that Firefox is still the security leader. What do you think?
Proof is in the patches
CNET member Dragwyr acknowledges that no browser is ever likely to be 100 percent secure. The key is to stick with a browser that is constantly being updated with software patches--which is why Dragwyr is sticking with Firefox.
Read Dragwyr's full post in CNET TalkBack
Go with what you know
CNET member Raye Kinezono's post got a lot of you typing. He's a proud user of IE for one simple reason: he likes it. Working in tandem with his virus protection and firewall, it's never given him any security problems, and he sees no reason to switch browsers.
Read Raye Kinezono's full post in CNET TalkBack
None of the above
CNET member OBH has chosen a different road altogether. He uses Opera because it's not nearly as popular as IE or Firefox, which hopefully means hackers won't take the time to exploit its vulnerabilities.
Read OBH's full post in CNET TalkBack
Which browser makes you feel safe and sound? Read "In defense of Mozilla Firefox," then speak up in the TalkBack section.
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