Actually, I don't agree.
I'll give an example, by making an analogy with cars (it seems it's fashion these days...).
I'm a car manufacturer. I build cars, obviously. Cars are meant to take people from point A to B and/or C, etc.
As a car manufacter, don't I have the obligation to make the car as safe as possible? And I'm not talking about placing seat-belts or airbags. The car, itself, needs to offer security. Needs to be stable. The less "buggy" possible.
We could say that the seat-belts and airbags are the antiviruses, etc. The car, itself, is the browser.
Do I have the right to neglect the car security factor, just because it is a mean to take people from point A to B? That's what a car is meant to do. Not to offer security.
Just because a brower is a way for people finding information (and not only), that doesn't mean that the browser doesn't have to be secure.
Do you guys imagine if cars manufacturers start to neglect the car security factor, just because there are airbags and seat-belts, which, in this care, are the means to offer the security?
Other example. An alpinist. The guy goes to climb a mountain. Takes all the stuff. The rope and all the material start to break as he climbs. The guy gets hurt or worse.
Not the manufacturers fault? Maybe not. After all, their job is to make something to allow people to climb. If it has quality or not... is another question. Now imagine everything is like that.
You're actually making wrong analogies and you're pulling the things out of the context.Browsers
are made to browse
. Pretty simple, of course they're made so safe as possible. But the original defender
must be the security products
. Of course that's a little old-fashioned. I mean, it's the same as using detection instead of prevention. In both things, technology advanced
. It's normal that browsers are made with security packets in them, but that's not their main goal. They're create so you can go on the internet !
With your example of the car :
You made the car the browser, it's not. The car is the internet. The seats, motor, ... are the browser. They just drive you from point A to point B. But what's the safety then ? As you said: the seat-belts and airbags. But is that all ? No, you need decent tires, a good road, and go on. Those are the security factors, but they're all out of control of the Car manufacturer
. I mean, they don't create them, they buy
them. It's the task of the safety manufacturer
to make the car as safe as possible
, it the task of the car manufacturer
to make the car as fast as possible
! It's the same with browsers !