The Open Road: Microsoft FUDwatch II: Internet Explorer vs.
"Microsoft is at it again. Or, rather, Jeff Jones is. Jones is
Microsoft's security strategy direction and is the one who
periodically remixes history and data to declare that Windows is
more secure than Linux. Now he's declaring [PDF] that Internet
Explorer is much safer than Firefox.
"However, as ZDNet's Ryan Naraine writes, Jones may be
mis-analyzing the data..."
Mozilla Security Blog: Critical Vulnerability in Microsoft
"One of the goals of the bug counting report is to demonstrate
that Microsoft fixed fewer bugs for IE than Mozilla did for
Firefox. Unfortunately for Microsoft (and for anyone trying to use
this report as analysis of useful metrics) he does not count all
the security issues. If he were able to count them all, Microsoft
could get credit for all the bugs they fixed. He counts only the
public issues, because that is all Microsoft will tell us about.
Microsoft is worried that if it ever says it has fixed X security
issues, the world will focus on that it had X vulnerabilities in
the first place, not that they are now fixed and no longer a risk