Browser selection screen in European versions of Windows 7

by Shijaz Abdulla on 20.04.2010 at 21:37

In case you’re wondering how it looks like.

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The order in which the browsers are listed is random.

Source: "Microsoft On The Issues" blog

“Don’t use Firefox”, says German government

by Shijaz Abdulla on 24.03.2010 at 01:05

The German Federal Office for Information Security has recommended that users stop using Mozilla Firefox, less than 2 months after it also recommended not using Internet Explorer in January.

This recommendation from the German authorities came after a confirmed vulnerability was detected in Firefox.

What do I gather? If every government starts telling users to stop using every browser each time a vulnerability is discovered, I wont be surprised if one day they tell citizens to stop using the internet altogether! 🙂

Browser Wars: Which browser is most secure?

by Shijaz Abdulla on 18.03.2010 at 16:24

NSS Labs has published three independent studies on web browser protection against socially-engineered malware. The tests were performed during first quarter of 2009, 3rd quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010.

In all three tests, Internet Explorer 8 was the only browser that improved its block rate test-over-test, successfully stopping 69%, 81%, and 85%. This shows Microsoft’s continuous commitment to strengthen security of our browsing platform against emerging threats.

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As per this independent report, as of today (Q1 2010), Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8 is most secure browser that can protect you against socially engineered malware.