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This article is part of the January 2006 issue of How to stop data leakage
IE 7.0, Firefox, Netscape: One browser is at The Peak of Security. We'll tell you which comes out on top. The Web browser has evolved into one of our most important desktop applications--and an enormous security concern. Shaken by years of one critical vulnerability after another, businesses are demanding better security in the nearly ubiquitous Microsoft Internet Explorer, or taking a hard look at alternatives, such as the popular newcomer Firefox. Browsers are responsible for everything from security application management interfaces to Internet access to our brick-and-mortar bank accounts to MP3 players. Organized criminals exploit the Web to access corporate systems and databases and steal passwords and credit card numbers from individual users. Users have switched to the open-source Firefox in large numbers since its release in late 2004, cutting IE's market share. Driven by the perception that it's more secure--as well as having cool features like tabbed windows--Firefox has garnered an estimated 8 to 11 percent of worldwide browser use. Other browsers... Access >>>
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