Safari not-so-goody

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If you’re anything like me then you’ll have a favourite browser that you use most of the time. Even if you have more than one installed on your desktop, my bet is that there’s one you use in preference and that your finger naturally clicks on rather than another.

With web threats such as sites infected with malware and bogus webpages designed to phish your identity so commonplace, it’s interesting to find out which browsers people are using when they surf the web.

So every now and then I’m curious to learn what browsers people are using when they visit the Sophos website. I asked James one of our web wizards to produce a report for me on browsers visiting our site in the last week, and this is what he found:

As expected, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer rules the roost, but Mozilla Firefox has a not-to-be-sniffed-at 24.35%. This almost quarter share of the market is pretty impressive in my eyes, but I wonder if it’s been slanted by the kind of people we have visiting our site…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.