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Firefox users shown to be safer

Internet Explorer users the worst of the bunch

Written by Iain Thomson in San Francisco

vnunet.com, 08 Jul 2008


A new study has shown that Firefox users are the most likely to have fully patched browsers and thus be safer online.

The 18-month study was conducted by researchers at the Swiss Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory, along with IBM and Google.

Just over 83 per cent of Firefox users, 65.3 per cent of Safari users, 56.1 per cent of Opera users and 47.6 per cent of Internet Explorer users had fully patched browsers.

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2220991/firefox-users-shown-safer

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