More bugs = Tighter Security (Firefox VS IE)
Source: ZDNet.com - Posted by Ryan Berens   
Latest News Catching 8 out of 10 bugs is not worse that catching 6 out of 10. And yet, this is the logic behind Microsoft's criticism of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser. To add insult to injury, we don't even know if it is, in fact, 10? Is it 20? Who knows? When there's no open dialog, you are at the whim of voluntary disclosure - disclosure that equals bad PR. But PR and true security are exclusive...

This much and more is said in an interview with Tristan Nitot, the president of Mozilla Europe. He gets into Linux, browsers, policies, security and more.

I'm surprised that bug counting, which is a terrible metric, was used by Microsoft. It isn't easy to assess security, but bug counting definitely isn't the way to do it. I'd rather talk about time to fix the duration of the window where users are at risk, which in our opinion is a much better metric.

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