View Poll Results: Do you think Firefox3 is more secure than IE8?

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Thread: Is Firefox really the Most Secure Web Browser?

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    Exclamation Is Firefox really the Most Secure Web Browser?

    Take a look at the Firefox security page, and note the top three marketing claims that Mozilla asserts:



    -The large-font title of "The Safest Web Browser".
    -The claim of "Firefox keeps your personal info personal and your online interests away from the bad guys."
    -"When Are You At Risk? An independent study shows that, in 2006, IE users were vulnerable to online threats 78 percent of the time.

    These three items provide some nice discussion by Jeff Jones, on - Can Mozilla Support Claims of Firefox Being the Most Secure Web Browser?

    Full Read : Part-1 - Part-2 - Part-3.

    If FF is greatly secure then why they are having tough time supporting MS based solution. The answer is Active-X. Would Firefox support Active-X and then yet be able to maintain their security claims?

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    Interesting post. It was more secure than IE7, but I am not so sure that unless you tweak it that it is more secure than IE8 and why doesn't it support Active X Also why have there been so many delays to the next version, these have been because of security flaws found out. If you consider the market share then yes it can claim to be more secure than IE, but then you know what they say Pride Comes before A Fall

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    no one is secured, firefox is not for sure.....i found IE8 more secured than FF, in private browsing feature, phising filter and many more options, which makes my browsing secure & safe.

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    To be honest I do not know,
    I've installed two days ago IE 8 RC 1 on my desktop PC running XP PRO SP 3, for sure is better than IE 6/7, even if I suppose there are some issue with IE7 pro add on
    I'have been using Firefox for many years and I still cannot figure out browsing the web in other ways
    No browser is 100% secure I think.
    I'll wait for Firefox 3.5

    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox3.1/....1_Development

    to express a judgment
    Last edited by leofelix; 10th March 2009 at 02:00.

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    I can predict poll results....bye FF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramesh Kumar MVP View Post
    I can predict poll results....bye FF.
    I wonder how can you predict while there are only 10 votes.

    Look at THIS and THIS ( there are many more )

    For me, Firefox is the best web browser !! More secured than any other web browser ( Most Secure we can say )

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    Firefox it better than other browsers. No browser can come close to it. Firefox is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    I wonder how can you predict while there are only 10 votes.

    Look at THIS and THIS ( there are many more )

    For me, Firefox is the best web browser !! More secured than any other web browser ( Most Secure we can say )
    I looked at your polls that you gave and one relates to IE7 and firefox2, which I did not know anyone was still using In testing for which there are numerous articles IE8 has proven to be far more secure than any other browswer, even more secure than FF3. which doesn't suprise me at all. Polls are always a matter of opinion not fact

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    I think as well....Poll is the matter of opinion, and FF may be contender of IE but ..all in all I perfer IE or you can say IE8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seti View Post
    I looked at your polls that you gave and one relates to IE7 and firefox2
    LOL. I just wanted to show you that FIREFOX is best from the start.

    Quote Originally Posted by seti View Post
    In testing for which there are numerous articles IE8 has proven to be far more secure than any other browswer, even more secure than FF3. which doesn't suprise me at all.
    May I know where did you get this info ? On a blog ? Or on a forum which is dedicated to --- only ?

    Quote Originally Posted by seti View Post
    Polls are always a matter of opinion not fact
    But, Ramesh Kumar said "Bye FF" on the basis of poll.

    Peace !!

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