Originally Posted by Exon
I've had FireFox eat my bookmarks more times than I care to count.
I have worked part time for a security company that dealt in cleaning up infected computers. I've seen many infections with FireFox installed and set as the default browser. I can't say that I've seen more as more people use Internet Explorer.
Before anyone quotes and says that FireFox is more secure than IE make sure you include links so that I can go test it myself and get infected "just by visiting" a website.
You can drive a VW and a Geo Metro off a cliff, and neither one is going to work worth a crap afterwards. Treat your browser nice, stay off the inappropriate sites, know what you're doing, and you'll be fine.
Dang man, I never had that much trouble with any browser I've ever used. IE, FireFox, CrazyBrowser, Opera, Gecko.. the list goes on. Guess I'm in the lucky boat! Knocks on wood.
Reason I like FireFox is the plugins. You just can't beat the plugins/addons that the community make. I could not browser without tabs, which is the original reason I moved over. Most other browsers have implemented tabs now.
As for that company that had all those infected FireFox default installed browsers, sounds like another issue -- having nothing to do with FireFox itself. Security is a moot point when it comes to which of the top browsers, you need more than browser to protect yourself from crazy crap on the Internet that people feel like spreading.