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Mozilla Firefox fans might rest a little easier these days after a study released Tuesday revealed that its users are most secure on the Internet.

The study "Understanding the Web browser threat: Examination of vulnerable online Web browser populations and the "insecurity iceberg," was a collaborative effort conducted by researchers at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Google and IBM (NYSE:IBM) Internet Security Services. The research offers a comprehensive analysis of Web browsers, particularly in the area of security. The study's aim was to analyze Web browser preference and behavior for people using the Internet.

Altogether, the study found that less than 60 percent (59.1) of people use up-to-date, fully patched Web browsers. Failure update browsers exponentially increases the chance for remote attacks executed by hackers, the study found.

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NoScript + No Piracy + Common Sense = No Need for Antivirus
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NoScript + No Piracy + Common Sense = No Need for Antivirus
Even without NoScript, it's pretty easy. NoScript hella annoys me, especially since I use so many different computers. Firefox should integrate some sort of extension settings sychronization. Or maybe there could be an extension for that, like Foxmarks, only for all your browser settings!

That's actually a great idea. Too bad I don't know how to code in that area...
    
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NoScript + No Piracy + Common Sense = No Need for Antivirus
Linux = no need for antivirus
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Hah, suck it IE.
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They're defining "secure" as applying all updates. An unpatched Opera is still more secure than a patched IE. This study is worthless (or at least the article's interpretation of it).
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FF is way on top.
 
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They're defining "secure" as applying all updates. An unpatched Opera is still more secure than a patched IE. This study is worthless (or at least the article's interpretation of it).
you are the only Opera fanboy/cyberpimp that I know of
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you are the only Opera fanboy/cyberpimp that I know of
wut? I don't really like opera, I was just using it to make a point.
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Common Sense = No Need for Antivirus
Yeah, fixxxed.
    
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