Microsoft today published a report that evaluates the security performance of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox through a detailed comparative look at vulnerabilities. The "Web Browser Vulnerability Analysis" report finds that over a period of three years, Internet Explorer proved to have fewer vulnerabilities than Mozilla Firefox. The report research, conducted by Jeff Jones, Security Strategy Director in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing group, examines in detail the volume and severity of vulnerabilities in the two browsers and includes these key findings:
· Microsoft has fixed 87 total vulnerabilities (across all supported versions of Internet Explorer) while Mozilla has fixed 199 vulnerabilities in supported Firefox products
· Internet Explorer experienced a lower volume of reported vulnerabilities across all categories of severity (high, medium, low)
Microsoft quitely announced the findings via the IE Blog.