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Firefox Browser Tops The List Of Most Vulnerable Windows Applications of 2008


Firefox browser tops the list of most vulnerable Windows applications of the year 2008. Can you believe this? I did not believe until I read a report released by the security firm bit9.

We often hear that there is a security issue with Internet Explorer and Microsoft released a patch to fix it. This type of news made us to think that Internet Explorer is the most vulnerable browser and Firefox is the safest. But seems to be our thinking is wrong.

Here is the list of top 12 most vulnerable Windows applications of the year 2008

  1. Mozilla Firefox
  2. Adobe Flash & Acrobat
  3. EMC VMware Player,Workstation and other products
  4. Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  5. Apple QuickTime, Safari & iTunes
  6. Symantec
  7. Trend Micro
  8. Citrix Products
  9. Aurigma,
  10. Lycos
  11. Skype
  12. Microsoft Windows Live (MSN) Messenger

Another surprise information from the above list is, there are two popular security applications(Symantec & Trend Micro) that are supposed to save our computers from external threats!!

You can read the full report here[pdf]


  1. Vijay

    It is really a big surprise. But up to what extent can we trust these reviews? Not sure.

    Mozill did have some issues but got fixed. Then how can it be a topper in this list? I am not biased for Firefox; but this is just my view.

  2. venkat

    that’s really unbelievable,two days back I heard about serious vulnerability in IE and I decided to won’t use it all at least for once.Because of Firefox getting popular hackers attacking Firefox also..

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