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NewsForge: Reported Vulnerabilities and Real Security Favor Firefox

Sep 23, 2005, 15:15 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"A report released Monday by Symantec said that there were more vulnerabilities for Mozilla browsers than for Internet Explorer. Symantec's 'Internet Security Threat Report' covers security trends from January 2005 through June 2005. During that time, according to Symantec, Firefox had 25 vendor-confirmed vulnerabilities while Microsoft's Internet Explorer only had 13.

"Browser vulnerabilities make up a small part of Symantec's 106 page report, but the news that Firefox suffered more vulnerabilities than IE has made headlines in the tech press..."

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