9/20/2005

Mozilla Responds At Browser Security Claim

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:44 am

Mozilla has reacted to a Symantec report issued on Monday which said serious vulnerabilities were being found in Mozilla’s browsers faster than in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The study was conducted over the first six months of 2005.

Tristan Nitot, president of Mozilla Europe, hit back by claiming on Monday that when a vulnerability is found Mozilla’s “ability to react, find a solution and put it into the user’s hands is better than Microsoft.”

Nitot said that Mozilla’s reaction time was faster than Microsoft’s. “If you look at our ability to respond, we are in much better shape. On 6 September an IDN buffer issue was reported to Mozilla. On 8 September it was publicly disclosed. We ask our developers not to mention any problems until we have a fix for them, but for some reason he went public. On 9 September we had a configuration change that disabled the IDN problem, that users could implement manually, or they could use a patch. Within ten days we had a newer version that was fixed completely.”

“If you look at Microsoft — this month they decided to skip a security patch,” so any vulnerabilities won’t be addressed, according to Nitot. “That’s not the kind of thing that happens with us,” he said.

Related article: The Most Secure Browser

Source: ZDNet

 

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