Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Secure browser

Om Malik writes about an Harris Interactive poll:
Of the 2,800 regular Internet users quizzed by Harris, a significant number (49 percent) did not believe that browser choice is a key factor in protecting their computers from malicious software attacks: 17 percent thought it had no effect and 32 percent admitted they don't know whether the choice of browser makes a difference. Most participants said security would prompt them to change browser, however, with 66 percent confirming they would consider using another browser for improved security.
Interestingly, this article states that there is no safe browser out there. What can an average Joe do? As I have said in the past, users shouldnt have to keep up with security vulnerabilities and issues. It should be taken care by people who write software and people who provide services.

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