A Firefox in IE’s Henhouse

Though the Mozilla Web browser’s share is still small, it’s winning converts wary of security holes in Microsoft’s dominant product.

When was the last time you heard about the browser wars? Well, they’re back. The reason: For the first time in more than seven years, Microsoft (MSFT ) is losing Web browser market share. And it’s not just a blip. According to Web analytics company WebSideStory, Microsoft’s share of browser users who visited top e-commerce and corporate sites shrank from 95.6% in June to 93.7% in September. And people using browsers made by the Mozilla open-source software group grew from 3.5% to 5.2%.






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