Profile: Firefox 3 Security

Since it was originally introduced, the Firefox web browser has proven itself as a worthy and capable web browsing application, and a solid rival to Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer. Firefox has built a loyal and growing fanbase.

Initially, many made the switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox based on hype regarding its superior security. Over time, Firefox has had its share of flaws and vulnerabilities, showing itself to be formidable, but not impenetrable.

The focus of this profile though is not on whether or not the Firefox web browser itself is secure, but rather what features and functionality it offers to you, the user, to protect your computer and your personal information while you surf the web. Firefox 3 incorporates a number of updates aimed at security, including anti-malware functionality, forged web page protection improvements, and integration with the Parental Controls in Windows Vista.

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