Mozilla Gains From IE Security Problems

Posted on July 3, 2004

Microsoft has maintained a dominant marketshare with its Internet Explorer browser for the past couple years, but the increasing number of security threats may be starting to weaken its position. According to a recent Wired News article, IE is starting to lose marketshare to the Mozilla browser. Part of the reason is a report from US-CERT that suggested surfers switch to different browser than IE because of growing security problems. One of the main reasons the other browsers might be safer is simply because they are not used by as many people, so virus writers might not find it as worthwhile to target them.


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