Many Users Surfing With Outdated, Unsafe Web Browsers

July 2, 2008

Researchers have come out and stated that 40% of all computer users are surfing the Internet on an unsafe and out of date Web browser...Boston (ChattahBox) – Researchers have come out and stated that 40% of all computer users are surfing the Internet on an unsafe and out of date Web browser.

In total, researchers found that there are 637 million Web users are surfing the Internet with an outdated browser. This leaves them open to criminal hackers, and other attackers.

The data was collected in 2008 and found that 78% were Internet Explorer users. 16% used Firefox 3, 3% used Safari, and 0.8% users Opera.

Out of all of those users, 48% of the Internet Explorer users were using an out of date browser, compared to 8% for Firefox users, 30% of Safari users, and 10% for Opera users.


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