Phishing might be helping Mozilla

According to broadband reports, phishing scams which exploit Microsoft Internet Explorer’s bug that allows scam artists to hide the real url of a link while displaying a legit looking address.

While the story itself is interesting, theres an interesting thread evident in the comments posted by readers. A lot of them wrote about how they’ve moved to other browsers, mainly Mozilla or Thunderbird – which is great! It has been months since this exploit was discovered and Microsoft has not fixed it yet. Meanwhile, users are switching away from IE, learning that Mozilla is a perfect replacement for it, and will be telling their friends about it.