Monday, November 29, 2004

SecurityFocus HOME Columnists: Seeds of Disaster

SecurityFocus HOME Columnists: Seeds of Disaster:

"Look at Internet Explorer for example. Internet Explorer versions 3 and 4 introduced concepts like client scripting, streaming audio, DHTML, ActiveX support, content channels, and an endless list of other cool features. Security certainly wasn't high on that list because back then no one switched browsers for security purposes. Rapid development cycles won the browser wars, and it wasn't the strong-arming or the marketing that motivated users to switch browsers, it was the features. As a result, in the first 24 hours after the release of IE 4, users downloaded one copy every six seconds -- ten terabytes of downloads. IE quickly secured its place as the dominant browser, a title that it still holds today."

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...