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    Firefox Safer than IE? Yes..

    We have seen many threads and posts arguing whether IE or Firefox is safer. A recent study indicates that people using IE are as much as 21 times more likely to be infected with a spyware infected PC than someone using Firefox. Full Story
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    "We can't say whether Firefox is a safer browser or not," said Henry Levy, one of the two University of Washington professors who, along with a pair of graduate students, created Web crawlers to scour the Internet for spyware in several 2005 forays. "But we can say that users will have a safer experience [surfing] with Firefox."
    Well said! This should give reassurance to a lot of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efc
    We have seen many threads and posts arguing whether IE or Firefox is safer. A recent study indicates that people using IE are as much as 21 times more likely to be infected with a spyware infected PC than someone using Firefox. Full Story

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    What version of Firefox were they using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend
    What version of Firefox were they using?
    It doesn't say but it does say this:

    "We can't say IE is any less safe," explained Levy, "because we choose to use an unpatched version [of each browser.] We were trying to understand the number of [spyware] threats, so if we used unpatched browsers then we would see more threats."

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