Microsoft: security now key issue in browser market

Friday, 17 September 2004, 9:17 AM EST

The latest critical remote-compromise vulnerability hits Internet Explorer as well as other Microsoft applications and is particularly concerning as it is in how a Microsoft library handles the ubiquitous JPEG image format. Security is emerging as the key battleground for web browser market share, as Microsoft's rivals seem to have started capitalizing on a series of IE related security scares.

While this vulnerability is not yet believed to have been widely exploited, other bugs have been, and many web sites report that their visitor logs show that IE, while still dominant, has seen its market share slip over the last twelve months.

At Computer Business Review.

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