Which Browser Blocks The Most Malware? Surprise!
In Q2 of 2011, NSS Labs performed a test of web browser protection against socially-engineered malware targeting users around the globe.
“Socially-engineered malware is a widespread problem, claiming one third of internet users as victims. The use of free browser-based reputation systems to assist in the fight against socially-engineered malware is a strong use of cloud technologies. However, in this global test of socially-engineered malware, we found that not all vendor implementations and daily operations yield the same results.“
So who did the best at blocking online threats? The result of one lab’s tests may surprise you.
Windows Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) caught an exceptional 99.2% of live threats. Read more..
(A full report of their tests is available as a PDF download. Anyone interested in the true state of Internet insecurity should take a quick read.. pick up a few interesting [and scary] factoids.)
Today’s quote: “A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them.” ~ Leonard Louis Levinson
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