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Taking Microsoft to Task Over IE8 �Myths�

Jun 21, 2009, 07:01 (0 Talkback[s])

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"On security, Microsoft says IE8 is more secure than IE6 or IE7, which is true. But to back up its claim that IE8 is the most secure browser, Microsoft cites a self-sponsored study that Opera has since called out as manipulative and incorrect. The rest of the arguments supplied here — more advanced phishing and malware protection, better defense against cross-site scripting, better security out of the box — fall flat when you look at similar features in Firefox and Chrome.

"It's the last two that are the biggest head-scratchers.

"IE8 is more adaptable than Firefox and Chrome, both of which are fully open-source? More customizable than Firefox, which has the richest, most vibrant add-on community among all the browsers, including the Two Browsers Not Appearing In This Comparison?"

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