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LinuxWorldAu: Firefox Hit By Fewer Flaws Than IE In 2006

Mar 21, 2007, 14:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregg Keizer)

"To add insult to injury to IE, Mozilla developers patched Firefox five times faster than did Microsoft's. On average, Firefox had an attack exposure window -- the amount of time between the disclosure of a bug and when it was patched -- of just two days based on a sample set of 26 flaws. By comparison, Microsoft took an average of 10 days to patch the sample 15 vulnerabilities. Both vendors' attack windows were a day longer in the second half of the year than in the first six months."

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