Despite Popularity, Top Browsers Can Still Have Flaws
Posted 11/13/2009 at 9:59am | by Matthew Tilmann
Despite their recent popularity, browser behemoths Safari and Firefox have also been found to be the most vulnerable to attacks according to a recent study from this week.
The study found that of the 3,100 exploits that were tracked by researchers, 44 percent were able to break through and attack Firefox, while only 15 percent would work within Internet Explorer. Safari was not far behind, at 35 percent.
The reason for Safari's large share was due in part to Apple including it on its iPhone and iPod touch platforms.
Apple has been quick to work on fixing these exploits through recent patchwork within the iPhone operating system.