We all knew this day was coming as many users have become fed up with Internet Explorer; it’s slow, it’s features are outdated and it used to be full of security holes like swiss cheese but as hackers switch focus that may no longer be the case. Safari and Firefox have gained a lot more traction and are becoming the focus of more attacks, more often.
Firefox 22.214.171.124 isn’t affected by the exploits but it’s old news, Firefox 3 Beta 5 is where it’s at; in comparison Firefox 2.0.x is as slow as molasses in winter.
Safari 3.1 was released to patch 13 holes present on Mac OSX, Windows XP and Vista; some of which were related to Quicktime.
Apple still has the brilliant idea to distribute Safari over Apple Update for Windows users so if you forget to uncheck that installation box, you’ll get it installed.
Just because you’ve decided to switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox or Safari doesn’t mean you are necessarily safe any more. Who will be the first to create an alternative "alternative" browser? I’m sure one will be coming soon and in five to ten years after its release, it too will become the target of hackers.