Wired News Recommends Mozilla for Security

Wednesday February 11th, 2004

Wired News has a Cheapskate's Guide to a Safe PC, which includes Mozilla among its recommendations. Referring to browser and mail client as "one of the best all-around free security tools", Wired notes that "switching to these open-source programs can help you avoid problems." The report goes on to highlight some of Mozilla's other features, including tabbed browsing, popup blocking and privacy options. Thanks to FriedEgg, Patrick Gallagher and Lin for the news.

#1 No firewall?

by rkl

Wednesday February 11th, 2004 2:14 PM

I'm surprised that firewall protection wasn't mentioned in this "Safe PC" article, even if it was to say "don't forget to turn on the Internet Connection Firewall that Microsoft stupidly ships turned off by default" (though this will apparently be fixed in XP SP2). If I have to run Windoiws, I usually also install the free version of Zone Alarm, whose defaults are more sensible (I like it prompting me for new or updated programs that are trying to access the Net for the first time).

#2 Re: No firewall?

by bluesxman

Wednesday February 11th, 2004 11:59 PM

The link given was to page 2 of the article. Page 1 discusses them :-)