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I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
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  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Being a relatively cruel person, I do love stories like this that take Firefox users off their ‘it’s SO much more secure’ pedestal.

Multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to install malicious code or steal personal data have been discovered in the Mozilla Suite and the Firefox open source browser.

Yes, the Mozilla browsers are inherently more secure than IE, but they also have their own flaws (both within and outside of security issues), and there is a degree of security through obscurity which will become a useless defence as the browser becomes more popular.

Mozilla is undoubtedly more secure. But it’s not necessarily ‘better’.

This 513th post was filed under: Technology.

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