France Telecom Switches to Communicator
Thursday October 14th, 1999
Jean-Luc Esser writes, "France Telecom - First French Telecom Company - switches to Netscape Communicator in all offices for their mail needs. Until then they were using IE! Way to go!!"
Great news! I'm not surprised they did this, and I would expect more companies (especially European companies) to make a similar move. IE5 is incredibly insecure; I can't imagine *any* company concerned with security wanting to standardize on it.
No URL for this news yet - let us know if you come across an article concerning the switch, and we'll post it here.
Was the recent Netscape "oh look, you can write html on your webserver that runs any native binary code you like on the computer of anyone who views the page" bug fixed in 4.7, btw? :) [I assume it was, they mentioned security fixes, that's a rhetorical question...]
I don't think either browser has a great claim to be secure (though IE is obviously a lot worse to judge by the massive number of IE holes found every month or two - or is that because it's made by Microsoft and is also more popular, and therefore is more likely to be attacked?). Hopefully Mozilla will be an improvement. In the meantime, I think the best security available is "security through obscurity" - i.e. they should've gone for Opera, who's going to bother creating exploits for that? :)