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Firefox Tops Vulnerability List

Nov 09, 2009, 15:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"According to Cenzic, Firefox accounted for 44 percent of all browser vulnerabilities reported in the first half of 2009. In contrast, Apple's Safari had 35 percent of all reported browser vulnerability, Microsoft's Internet Explorer was third at 15 percent and Opera had just six percent share.

"The 2009 figures stand in contrast to Cenzic's Q3/Q4 2008 report, where IE accounted for 43 percent of all reported Web browser vulnerabilities and Firefox followed closely at 39 percent.

"As to why Firefox's numbers were so high, Cenzic has a few ideas."

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