HPs Dubious Move to Netscape

.....How companies that pick the wrong default programs and settings can wind up leaving their users exposed to unnecessary security risks. Today's exhibit is Hewlett-Packard, which will ship AOL's Netscape browser on HP desktop and laptop computers starting this fall. Thats big news -- the first time a major computer manufacturer has dared to bundle a non-Microsoft browser since the days when Microsoft would threaten such upstarts with the loss of their Windows licenses. Somebody should have done this a long time ago, given Internet Explorers exhaustively documented security weaknesses and general obsolescence compared to the likes of Firefox, Opera and Safari. But its also disappointing from the security perspective - Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 4th October 2005 11:12PM