While Mozilla Firefox celebrates its 5th birthday, Cenzic, an application security vendor, claims that the Mozilla Firefox led the field of Web browsers in terms of total vulnerabilities.
This is certainly not a good news for Mozilla.
According to Cenzic, Firefox accounted for 44 percent of all browser vulnerabilities reported in the first half of 2009. In contrast, Apple’s Safari had 35 percent of all reported browser vulnerability, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was third at 15 percent and Opera had just six percent share.
Does it make Firefox a dangerous web browser?
The Firefox plug-ins are one of the main reasons of the vulnerabilities. Mozilla launched a plug-in checker in Oct 2009 to address the problem.
Ironically, while Firefox has the most vulnerabilities, Cenzic themselves use Mozilla technology within its own solutions.
Tip: Install NoScript addon to make your Firefox safer.