Attitudes to security have once again been throwing into relief by the news of security vulnerabilities of two competing web browsers this week.

Firstly, a new version of Firefox has been release to address seven security vulnerabilities, four of which are rated critical. Secondly, there is the news that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is vulnerable to an extremely critical security flaw. As yet, Microsoft have not bother with releasing a patch as it is not aware of any attacks actively exploiting the vulnerability.

So what to do? It strikes me that there are two choices, either use a browser which is patched as soon as vulnerabilities are found or use IE with your fingers crossed and ActiveX turned off. So which do you do?