Firefox runs with the default account rights and I haven't had any problems with its security
By "default" do you mean, Administrative?
If not, then haven't you noticed that the auto-update is broken for LUAs?
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Among all this fun and crazy stuff, as a windows user and a fan, what I'd like to know and learn is how Microsoft is going to go about using the PowerPC platform?
Since Itanium2 (IA-64) is VLIW, it's supposidly "better" than RISC, so this might just work...
CAD generates a non-maskable interrupt which tells the CPU to "drop everything and do this instead", where "do this" is show the Security window. When you then click task manager, the system launches it normally and so you have to wait.
If you're using the Welcome screen, CAD gives you instant access to Task Manager instead. Which is nice. Shame there is no way of getting that response in a domain environment though...
Explorer is the shell for Trident. Any issues with "IE" are inherently issues with Explorer (or Trident)
As for third-party add-ons, wouldn't that be a vunerability in IE's plugin architecture?
There were a lot of flaws in ActiveX, do holes in that count at holes in IE?
I think it should be done on a "per browsing platform" basis, which includes the rendering engine (Trident/Gecko), container application (Explorer, Firefox), and any loaded plugins and extensions (Flash/HappySmilyToolbar). It makes more sense that way.
Secunia have a funny habit of classifying Explorer vulnerabilities as IE ones (see
here for example) or including vulnerabilities in a third party add-on, such as
Flash, in their statistics.
You could also note (if you were so inclined) that:
Firefox - 88% of vulnerabilities rated higher than Not Critical
IE 6 - only 77% of vulnerabilities rated higher than Not Critical
Once again, there are lies, damn lies and statistics...