Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Oct 2005 18:58 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Peter Watson, chief security advisor at Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, said that the software maker did not get any pleasure from seeing Firefox suffer a string of security vulnerabilities, despite the open-source browser's growth seemingly being stunted over recent months. "I don't think it creates any benefit for us or anybody in the ecosystem to turn around and say, 'it's good that this company has a whole load of security vulnerabilities'," said Watson.
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RE: What a load
by dylansmrjones on Sat 8th Oct 2005 10:02 UTC in reply to "What a load"
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Yup. It's a well known tactic. It's really efficient (and sometimes one just can't help using it against opponents - it's too damn easy ;)

However.. it doesn't work on the most enlightened people, but it usually works on ordinary people.

The downside is when you get caught. So I wouldn't recommend using it. Anyway I prefer to say things right out ;)

IE has more security issues than FF according to Secunia.

According to Secunia security issues in FLOSS is usually less critical, e.g. nothing to worry about as such. Just keep your eyes open.

According to Secunia (I like that danish company, it's ethical, unlike some other companies. And I won't mention Microsoft in that sentence.) Microsoft mostly suffers from highly critical flaws very often unpatched for a very long period.


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