New study: spyware barely touches Firefox...
...may as well stir the pot this a.m. Some interesting finds by a couple of profs out of Uof W.
"...1.6 percent of the domains infected the first IE configuration, the one mimicking a naive user blithely clicking 'Yes;' about a third as many domains (0.6 percent) did drive-by downloads by planting spyware even when the user rejected the installations.
In the same kind of configurations, Firefox survived relatively unscathed. Only .09 percent of domains infected the Mozilla Corp. browser when it was set, like IE, to act as if the user clicked through security dialogs; no domain managed to infect the Firefox-equipped PC in a drive-by download attack."
Was it d0pp trying to tell me in another thread IE in an NT environ was actually safer than Firefox? Lots o' luck, d0pp! ;)