Happy Birthday, Firefox

By | November 9, 2009 | 7 Comments


November 9, 2004, that’s when Firefox 1.0 was released. Today, 5 years later, with over 330 million users and a big chunk of market share, Firefox is celebrating its 5th birthday.

Happy Birthday!

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  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    Congrats for being the most insecure web browser actually. *-*
    The only thing that could make I use FF for something would be Echofon and DownThemAll extensions. But I don’t use it… I control myself to do not use it. :D

    FF is open-source, hackers can simply view the source code to find security fails, or am I wrong?

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      In my mind: yes and no. While hackers can find security flaws, at the same time, community can also find and fix them. So it’s one of those debatable situations.

    • Foo

      Having the most public fixed issues doesn’t equate to being insecure.
      Having open issues, like how IE used to (and still does?) have open vulnerabilities for weeks is insecure.
      Also, you might want to read the “Beware the Security Metric” post and its comments on the Mozilla Security blog.

      All security through obscurity does is to give a false sense of security.
      The largest security threat, as usual, is an uneducated user.

    • Thoe

      Congrats for being the most insecure web browser actually.

      Just counting the number of vulns doesn’t tell you which browser is the most secure, duh.

  • Foo
    • http://my.opera.com/DanielHendrycks/ Daniel Hendrycks

      Do they allow BBcode in these comments or HTML?