Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 12:42 UTC
Internet & Networking Another instalment of Ask OSNews. A reader sent us in a question about browser security and privacy. "Could you please advise me and your readers on what you consider to be the safest web browser? I am considering the term 'safe' from both a privacy and security stand point."
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Ask Hillary
by fretinator on Fri 28th Aug 2009 14:01 UTC
fretinator
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2005-07-06

Well, as we all know, the U.S. State Department has already answered that question - It's Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows. I think all the malware, such as Conficker, are running on Linux or Mac, thanks to Firefox and Safari. Am I right?

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RE: Ask Hillary
by lord_rob on Fri 28th Aug 2009 16:42 in reply to "Ask Hillary"
lord_rob Member since:
2005-08-06

Dunno for the US but the UK's Royal Navy switched to Windows XP for their submarines, instead of Linux so I suppose they will use Internet Explorer too

http://sciencio.com/computer-science/9-1/608-british-royal-navy-wil...

Edited 2009-08-28 16:44 UTC

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RE[2]: Ask Hillary
by gustl on Sat 29th Aug 2009 14:12 in reply to "RE: Ask Hillary"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

Knowing how military purchases get done in my country (Austria), I would have been surprized if Linux had made it in.

After all, approximately 5% of purchase prices are spent on "lobbying" (which in clear text is "corruption"). Microsoft certainly has that sort of money.

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