A hoax report earlier this year claimed that people who used Internet Explorer had a lower IQ than those using other browsers. Inspired by this bit of fun, Projection Point decided to carry out a poll to compare the risk intelligence (RQ) of people using different browsers. We found that Internet Explorer users performed worse than everyone else; they had lower RQ scores and were grossly overconfident.
Read the whole thing. (H/T, Slashdot, where the best comment so far was “It’s not IE users, it’s users who don’t change their default browser.”) While the results generally agree with my experience dealing with system security issues, I hope the see further results from a larger population of users. And, yes, I’m a Mac/Linux guy (mostly Mac) who uses Safari, Chrome, and Opera as browsers.