According to the calculations of Washington Post Security blogger Brian Krebs, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 was “unsafe” (that is, vulnerable to known security holes, with no available patches) for 284(!) days in 2006 — more than 75 percent of the time. By contrast, Firefox experienced a total of nine days’ worth of insecurity last year. Take a look at the vulnerability graph to see the problems with IE.
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