Linked by David Adams on Tue 11th Oct 2011 20:08 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Internet Explorer Microsoft has unveiled a website aimed at raising awareness of browser security by comparing the ability of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome to withstand attacks from malware, phishing, and other types of threats. Your Browser Matters gives the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome a paltry 2 and 2.5 points respectively out of a possible score of 4. Visit the site using the IE 9, however, and the browser gets a perfect score. IE 7 gets only 1 point, and IE 6 receives no points at all. The site refused to rate Apple's Safari browser in tests run by The Register.
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RE[5]: Too Funny
by lucas_maximus on Wed 12th Oct 2011 22:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Too Funny"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

all the big ones have been hacked .. kernel.org ... Linux foundation etc, MySQL.com ...

I am sorry if you haven't been paying attention.

If X% of servers haven't been hacked and they aren't high profile IMO ... they don't count .. hackers are going to go for high profile targets.

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RE[6]: Too Funny
by Morgan on Thu 13th Oct 2011 01:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Too Funny"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Excuse me, how is a handful of tech websites possibly equivalent to "most of the Web sites running Open Source Software"?

I think we're misunderstanding each other here.

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RE[6]: Too Funny
by Calipso on Thu 13th Oct 2011 10:51 in reply to "RE[5]: Too Funny"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

weren't most of those hacked due to weak user passwords or something similar? At least I think that was the case with kernel.org.

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RE[7]: Too Funny
by sorpigal on Thu 13th Oct 2011 11:11 in reply to "RE[6]: Too Funny"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

This was the case with all of them. Remote exploits were not involved in any of the recent attacks that I've read about (but please correct me if I'm wrong).

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