Firefox now has a dubious distinction. The German government has warned against the use of the Firefox browser. Previously, the same government agency had warned about using Internet Explorer (IE):
“… The office warned that the Firefox vulnerability, confirmed by Firefox makers, could allow hackers to run malicious programs on users’ computers.
A version of Firefox to be released at the end of the month will fix the bug.”
Concerns about security vulnerabilities could be applied to any browser. That is why on a site like Lockergnome there are recommendation of security programs.
The public relations aspect of this warning needs to be addressed by Firefox. Silence on the issue simply does harm to the brand.