Internet Explorer is NOT insecure (if you’re an analyst)

I just love the obligatory analyst idiocies that one sees ever so often regarding Microsoft and its tools:

Here we go:

“It is not so much a question that one browser is inherently safer than another, but the fact that so many people use Explorer,” said Carole Theriault, security consultant at Sophos, a security software vendor.

“Microsoft is targeted because they are so successful. And they have a hard job ahead of them. Something like 90 percent of the world’s computers run Microsoft operating systems. This homogenous environment is attractive to those cyber criminals looking to make some kind of impact.”

That beauty, reported uncritically, can be found here.

Odd, isn’t it then, that Stephen Toulouse, Microsoft’s security program manager, uses Firefox!

 


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