Firefox was mainly brought to use as an alternative to Internet Explorer. Since IE always has a large user base, it has been the prime target for hackers. Also, it is easy to exploit and can be used to distribute worms and viruses. But with the growth in Firefox users, it too is becoming the hackers' target.
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» SPAMfighter News - 09-10-2006