Mozilla confident of security lead over Microsoft

by admin June 5, 2006 at 1:46 pm

Firefox is better at security because it’s open source, claims Mozilla Corp

Mozilla Corporation is confident that its Firefox browser will maintain its security lead over Microsoft’s forthcoming Internet Explorer 7.

“In the long run, [Firefox] will always be more secure [than Internet Explorer] because we have transparency and we have external contributors,” Christopher Blizzard, a board member for the Mozilla Corporation, said during a session at the Red Hat Summit in Nashville.

Microsoft is set to release Internet Explorer 7 later this year, and the browser is expected to have dramatically improved security features.

Mozilla has been forced to fix numerous Firefox security flaws in recent months. The organisation released an update last Thursday that repaired 12 security vulnerabilities, five of which were rated ‘critical’.

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