Are You Safer With Firefox?
Source: PCMag - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Projects Is Firefox a more secure web browser than Microsoft's Internet Explorer? The answer may be yes, but the issues are more complicated than most people realize. In fact, Firefox has its share of security problems, and has probably been saved from real-world attack so far only by its single-digit market share,

And there are security problems in version 1.0.1 already, even if there are no advisories for them yet. For instance, on a multiuser machine, such as a Linux system, if one user running as root starts Firefox, and another non-root user starts Firefox, that non-root user's instance of Firefox gains root privileges (bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_ bug.cgi?id=247412).

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