Friday, September 23, 2005

Mozilla Under Fire (

”The newest Mozilla Firefox update comes as Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report, reports that Mozilla browsers have had more vulnerabilities in the first six months of 2005 than any other browser, including Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE).

Symantec's report noted that between January and June of 2005 there were 25 vendor confirmed vulnerabilities in Mozilla browsers, 18 of which were deemed to be "high severity." In stark contrast, IE only had 13 vendor-confirmed vulnerabilities in the same period and only eight were considered to be high severity.”

“Mozilla's popularity apparently may also be under attack. A recent study from Web analytics firm NetApplication shows that Firefox may be losing its grip and for the first time since being launched is actually losing marginal market share.”