Andy Ihnatko of Chicago Sun-Times Still Prefers Mozilla

Tuesday February 11th, 2003

Prognathous is back, this time with a link to an article at the Chicago Sun-Times entitled Mozilla still champ when it comes to stopping popups. In this report, columnist Andy Ihnatko goes in search of third-party enhancements to make Internet Explorer competitive with Mozilla and, to a lesser extent, Opera, Chimera and Safari. While Ihnatko largely succeeds in his mission, he concludes that he still likes Mozilla better.

#4 Re: Security comparison out of whack

by bzbarsky

Tuesday February 11th, 2003 11:34 PM

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> First of all, AFAIK, Mozilla has never had "such holes" as exist in Internet Explorer.

You should read <…nown-vulnerabilities.html> more carefully. Search for "run arbitrary code". There's at least one more of taht type that I can think of that isn't even on that list (that's fixed; no idea about still-open ones).

> the Mozilla developers are much quicker to eliminate serious security issues.

Usually... but there are some privacy/maybe-security holes that have remained open for years now... See bug 69070, for example.