bill - 4:05 am on Oct 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
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Part of the goal of the site is to prod users of outdated IE versions to switch.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.
Funny, it doesn't work with Opera or Safari at all...