45% Of All Internet Users At Risk because of browsers

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45% Of All Internet Users At Risk because of browsers

Postby long_way » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:11 pm

Older Versions Of Firefox, IE Put 45% Of All Internet Users At Risk

Firefox 2 is considered to be the most secure Web browser because 83.3% of its users worldwide are running the most current version.

By Thomas Claburn
July 1, 2008 02:50 PM

http://www.informationweek.com/news/int ... =208801958

Computer security researchers from ETH Zurich, Google, and IBM believe computer software would be more secure if, like a perishable food product, it were labeled with an expiration date.

In a newly published paper ( http://www.techzoom.net/papers/browser_ ... g_2008.pdf ), Stefan Frei and Martin May of the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Thomas Dubendorfer of Google Switzerland, and Gunter Ollmann of IBM (NYSE: IBM) Internet Security Systems make this recommendation because they found that 637 million (45.2%) out of 1.4 billion Internet users worldwide are at risk from their failure to use the latest, most secure version of their chosen Internet browsers.
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