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Mozilla reacts to Google funded study

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Accuvant Labs published the results of a security study which stated that Firefox wasn’t up to date for anti-exploitation functions when compared to those present in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. The study was financed by Google; with the results declaring their browser the best.

Mozilla’s reaction was of course expected, with Johnathan Nightingale, manager of Firefox at Mozilla. He won’t enter into the controversy with a response that criticizes the angle that the study adopted, although he is under no illusions about Google’s financing.

Johnathan Nightingale declares "Firefox includes a broad array of technologies to eliminate or reduce security threats, from platform-level features like address space randomization to internal systems like our layout frame poisoning system. […] Sandboxing is a useful addition to that toolbox that we are investigating, but no technology is a silver bullet."

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