IE 9 is safer than Chrome and Firefox

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IE 9 is safer than Chrome and Firefox

Postby Antony » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 9:08 am

... well, according to Microsoft's Your Browser Matters website. The website also educates users on the danger of internet.

Internet Explorer 9 scores 4/4, Chrome 2.5/4, and Firefox scores only 2/4.
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Re: IE 9 is safer than Chrome and Firefox

Postby James » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 9:44 am

They'll have a hard time convincing a lot of people. It is a pretty cool site, however.

My wife totally believes it and refuses to use anything but IE9. I've bounced back and forth among FF, Chrome and IE9 and can't seem to decide. They're all good although I suspect Chrome is the browser of the future.
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Re: IE 9 is safer than Chrome and Firefox

Postby Fulvio » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 11:53 am

I have WinXP, so I can't get IE9. It annoys me no end when some websites which by-pass my default browser in favor of IE, tell me that I have an obsolete version of IE. In my opinion, safety is as good as the carefulness of one's browsing techniques.
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Re: IE 9 is safer than Chrome and Firefox

Postby James » Wed 12 Oct, 2011 8:17 pm

I entirely agree, Fulvio. Using one's common sense and being careful about what he does online is paramount to good overall security.
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Re: IE 9 is safer than Chrome and Firefox

Postby Anonymosity » Thu 13 Oct, 2011 12:33 am

Note that the website belongs to Microsoft, however. Want to bet that they have biased it just a bit in favour of their own browser?
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