Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Firefox Versus IE Security Debate

This one seems to another one of those legendary long-standing discussions: the security of Firefox versus Microsoft's still ubiquitous Internet Explorer. Though IE has lost some ground in recent years to Firefox, the "other" browser is often perceived as more secure.

But is it really? In this piece from CSO Online, the issue is debated by security experts. Most slightly favor Firefox for security but IE for compatibility with other Microsoft products -- like Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint -- which still dominate many enterprises.

But IE has improved its security and, in reality, neither browser is 100% foolproof. In many cases, it's also the user, not just their browser, and how they configure it and whether they keep it patched and up-to-date, that really determines whether or not the browser is secure.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me know when IE supports nifty add-ons like this.

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~perspectives/firefox.html

Then we can discuss the merits of one browser versus another.

9:04 PM  

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