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Firefox users slowest to update browser, Kaspersky Lab finds

John E Dunn | Nov. 14, 2012
Nearly one in four PC users run out-of-date or obsolete versions of the most popular browsers for a month or longer with Mozilla Firefox users the slowest to update their software, Kaspersky Lab has found.

Brower security has improved with faster patching by vendors, including of plug-ins, but it appears that for whatever reason patching is not enough on its own. Some users just do not update.

The need to update browsers, a function now turned on by default in all programs, remains a fact of life. Only days ago, Mozilla issued its second browser security fix in a short period, patching 16 flaws.

 

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