Mozilla/FireFox Not Written By Magical Software Elves After All

Now, I loooove Mozilla/FireFox and am so happy that there’s such a great alternative to IE (especially since it’s available on other platforms) so this isn’t a knock on the technology. It’s targeted at the people who like to pretend that the Mozilla/FireFox codebase is somehow blessed by the software gods to be completely free of flaws/vulnerabilities. The realists in this industry already know there’s no such thing, but apparently some people are still too near sighted to admit it.

Eight vulnerabilities had been discovered in 1.0 and just recently patched with 1.0.1. Naturally I expect an extremely slanted view from the /. crowd, but man this post’s discussion thread is loaded with denial. My favorite happens to be this one which is somehow rated as 4 – Informative. You gotta be kiddin’ me, right? I swear intelligence goes right out the window when people are so religious about something. Can you imagine the rating and ensuing discussion if someone wrote the same reply for a security related post about IE??? Woo… that thing would be on fire.

Anyway, everyone make sure to update.

One thought on “Mozilla/FireFox Not Written By Magical Software Elves After All

  1. “I swear intelligence goes right out the window when people are so religious about something.”

    Thank you! I totally agree. Although frankly, if I’m a technical writer, the last thing I would write is this; fearing that everybody would just right at my throat

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