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Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Host Security When I saw all the headlines this week about a new Symantec report contradicting popular perception that Firefox was the secure alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer, the timing couldn't have been better. Just three days earlier I wrote this blog about Firefox surpassing Microsoft Internet Explorer in monthly vulnerabilities and a flood of angry comments followed in the talkback and Slashdot had another 500 plus comments.

It was almost as if I violated one of the ten commandments of "thou shalt not speak ill of any Open Source application" even though I never drew any conclusions on which browser was less secure. Predictably, the debate spilled in to Windows bashing and some of the comments blamed the Firefox problems on Windows. But even as the debated raged on, a new extremely critical vulnerably for Firefox came to light and this time it only affected UNIX and Linux systems.

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