|Microsoft calls out Firefox and Chrome for security weaknesses [zdnet.com] |
In a move that’s sure to raise hackles in Silicon Valley, Microsoft today debuted a new web site designed to raise awareness of security issues in web browsers.
When you visit the site, called Your Browser Matters [yourbrowsermatters.org], it allows you to see a score for the browser you’re using. Well, if you’re using IE, Chrome, or Firefox—other browsers are excluded. Not surprisingly, Microsoft’s latest release, Internet Explorer 9, gets a perfect 4 out of 4:
Part of the goal of the site is to prod users of outdated IE versions to switch. So IE6 gets a solid zero on this page, and IE7 gets a 1 out of 4.
If you visit the site with the most recent public releases of Firefox or Google Chrome, however, the results are less than perfect.