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Patch That Browser

I don't use Internet Explorer even though it's still installed on my computer (this thing is dang impossible to take off!). I switched years ago to Firefox before IE 7 came out with tabs, and because Firefox is arguably the safer browser. Plus, it's just cooler -- like an iPod versus a Zune.

But was that the right choice? Well, according to a new report, it was dead-on. IE is more vulnerable.

One problem is that despite the well-publicized Patch Tuesdays and automated tools like Windows Update, IE users patch their browsers less than other users. The report also argues that it takes Microsoft too long to find a flaw and write a patch.

What makes the results just a wee bit suspect? The research was done by IBM and Google. Hmm.

What's your favorite browser and why? Tell us all by writing [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on July 02, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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