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What's really the safest Web Browser?

Aug 19, 2009, 21:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."

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