Firefox’s share of the web browser market has slipped against Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
Web analytics company NetApplications says the open source Firefox browser from the Mozilla Foundation had 8.07% of the browser market in July, compared to 8.71% in June.
NetApplications said Firefox’s decrease was mirrored by the same increase in use of Internet Explorer, which saw its share increase from 86.56% in June to 87.2% in July.
NetApplications gathers its data from users visiting 40,000 monitored websites.
Apple’s Macintosh Safari browser experienced modest growth to 2.13% of the market. Other browsers saw little change.
Firefox’s share may have been affected by a number of serious security flaws reported during July.