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  • Blog Post: Perception: Case in Point

    I love it when a good, real-life example falls right into your lap. As you know from my recent posts, I’ve been doing a series of articles probing Mozilla and Firefox security claims.  I think I’ve been pretty open about why, but I always seem to get pushback around the idea that there might be...
  • Blog Post: Supplemental Data for Calculating Mozilla Patching Speed

    A couple of days ago, Secunia published their Secunia 2008 Report , and one of their tables garnered quite a bit of attention with respect to Mozilla patching quickly: Brian Krebs , Washington Post, Fanning the Flames of the Browser Security Wars Brian Prince, eWeek, Security Report Ignites Firefox vs...
  • Blog Post: Trustworthy Computing : Learning About Threats Over 10 Years–Part 5

    This post continue my analysis of industry vulnerability disclosures started in part 4 last week and is part of an ongoing series of posts based upon Tim Rains and my recent special edition Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) called “ The evolution of malware and the threat landscape – a ten...
  • Blog Post: CIO.COM: Mozilla and “Counting Still Easy…”

    [DISCLOSURE for those who don’t read about boxes: I work for Microsoft.] I admit that I enjoy discussing issues and digging into claims to see if I can find fractures or flaws in logic. When I ran product management teams for companies in previous roles, I would always review our draft product glossies...
  • Blog Post: Firefox in 2008 – No Single Version Available for The Full Year?

    I’ve been busy doing analysis for the next article in my cio.com Firefox series of articles, looking at vulnerability disclosures during 2007 and 2008 and I stumbled upon a little factoid that I had not previously noticed – no single version of Firefox was available for the full year of 2008. In retrospect...
  • Blog Post: CIO.COM: Can Mozilla Support Their Security Claims?

    Mozilla bills Firefox as the most secure Web browser on the planet, but is it really? Follow along with this series and see if the claims hold up to close scrutiny. Today, I started a multi-part article series on cio.com (Security landing page: http://www.cio.com/topic/1419/Security ) probing Mozilla...
  • Blog Post: Brian Krebs Blog on ‘at Risk’ Chart Methodology

    I am a couple of articles into my series: Can Mozilla Support Claims of Firefox Being the Most Secure Web Browser? , and Can Mozilla Support Claims of Firefox Being the Most Secure Web Browser? (Part 2) In part 2, I probed Mozilla’s usage of an ‘at risk’ chart to claim that their customers...