The Washington Post has an interesting comparison of security vulnerabilities for the two most used web browsers – Internet Explorer and Firefox.
The report states that during 2006 Internet Explorer was unsafe for 284 days while Firefox was unsafe for only 9 days.
To calculate the unsafe periods the report uses statistics on how long it took the two software vendors to issue patches for security flaws in their products while exploit code for these known, unpatched critical flaws of the browsers was publicly available on the Internet.
More information and the full size chart at the Washington Post web site.
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