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Old 29. Mar 2010, 03:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't know about IE, but Mozilla take the security vulnerabilities seriously, and do not have a "so what" attitude. The vulnerabilities which are discovered are patched very quickly. Mozilla have also started to take steps towards faulty add-ons. Their plugin-check page initiative caused many people to update Adobe Flash Players... and the count was in millions... so you can imagine the impact. With this positive response, they are now going to develop this for all browsers, so that anyone having any browser can check, if they are using old versions of their plugins, or having a vulnerable plugin. They have also been trying to keep the areas of the browser, and the add-ons separate. So, this shows their positive attitude towards security. Still, more things need to be done in this regard.

Its not like Chrome does not have any vulnerabilities. In fact, it has a lot of vulnerabilities, and they keep patching them. In the browser hack competition too, some people had vulnerabilities of Chrome, which they wanted to exploit. But, the sandboxing feature of Chrome makes it quite difficult to hack those exploits. Once someone finds out how to get past them, maybe Chrome will be bought down. Until then, Chrome seems to be the secure choice among browsers presently. And yes, definitely it can be called as the "next generation browser" because it has bought many changes in the browser scenario, just like Firefox did, some years ago.
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