Mozilla Browsers Gains on IE

Saturday July 10th, 2004

Anonymous writes in with a link to a story on PC talking about how the recent IE security vulnerabilities have started to impact current browser marketshare. It goes on to state that Mozilla/Netscape browsers share of the market according to WebSideStory has gone up 26% in the last month, gaining almost an entire percentage point overall, with IE losing 1 percent of its share. It attributes this to people trying out Mozilla based browsers because of concerns for security, and points out, "Once people start examining the features of Mozilla versus Internet Explorer instead of looking at a brand name... I think they'll see there's a lot more value."

#21 Re: Re: Re: Does CERT list "many" Security Holes i

by schapel

Sunday July 11th, 2004 9:51 PM

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> one of the problems with security by obscurity is that it creates the forbidden fruit temptation.

But certainly it's harder to exploit a security hole if that hole is kept secret, right? Of course, in the meantime you need to be actually plugging up that hole as fast as possible.