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Hackers found 47 bugs in Mozilla Corp.'s open-source browsers and 38 bugs in Internet Explorer (IE) during the first six months of this year. That's up significantly from the 17 Mozilla and 25 IE bugs found in the previous six months, according to Symantec Corp.'s twice-yearly Internet Security Threat Report.
A new browser flaw could allow attackers to trick users into giving up sensitive information such as passwords. The flaw is unusual in that it affects every mainstream browser, and can be exploited on the Mac OS X operating system as easily as on Windows, said security company Secunia.
Internet Explorer isn't the only browser companies are being urged to drop due to ongoing security problems. Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is now also recommending users erase America Online Inc.'s (AOL) Netscape browser from their hard drives due to a hair-raising list of "potential" vulnerabilities allowing denials of service, information leaks, unauthorized access and remote malicious code execution.