"So, let's get to it. Is IE (Internet Explorer) safer than the
other browsers. Ah, in a word, no.
"Internet Explorer 6, which according to the W3school Web
browser survey, is still used by over 14% of all Web users is the
least safe browser out there. How bad is it? There's a group
encouraging Web sites to tell you to dump IE 6. Heck, even
Microsoft wants you to get rid of IE6 in favor of IE 7 or IE 8.
"IE 7 and, especially, IE 8 are better, but they're not, as
claimed by Microsoft, oh excuse me, NSS Labs, safer than your other
browser choices. IE fails even at the particular problem of social
engineered malware-links that this study is about."