Internet Explorer 10: The King Of The Web Security

By | October 31, 2012 | 14 Comments


Internet Explorer 10: The King Of The Web SecurityWhen it comes to the socially engineered malware, it looks like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is the only web browser that manages to fight it well.

According to the latest study by NSS Labs, IE10 running on the Windows 8 protected test systems against 99.1% of all the malicious web pages, followed by Google’s Chrome 70.4% mark.

However, when it came to Firefox and Safari, the block rates were incredibly low, 4.2% and 4.3% respectively.

Internet Explorer 10: The King Of Web Security

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), Opera was not tested.

For even more details and report download link, head over the the source.

[Thanks, Hiram]

[Via NSS Labs]


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Przemysław Lib says:

    Opera should have results similar to Firefox and Safari, as it too use downloadable blacklists. Both Chrome and IE use query servers for blacklisting.

  2. Eli Mitchell says:

    Whenever a browser study leaves out Opera, I see it with less credibility.

  3. Rudradeep Biswas says:

    this nss lab is a ms-funded bullshit, on all of their tests IE works perfectly :P

    • Przemysław Lib says:

      Nah. They just focus on specific tests, where others suck. And with good reason. When your test show that everything is ok, then you do disfavor everybody.

      Security is process where you have to check for weaknesses.

  4. Mehran says:

    Now what!? Shall we suffer IE or present our information to Google?
    This is how media manipulates the truth, The day I have to use IE is the last day of surfing net for me.

    • PC`EliTiST says:

      Yes… Along with the extremely ugly Font Rendering on IE10… MS decided this is the best way to render fonts and you can’t do anything that you can on Win7/IE9 to fix the problem.

      Compatibility Mode, Disable Hardware Acceleration, Adjust or Disable Cleartype – Nothing works anymore. This is the fixed font rendering, adapt or… save your eyes.

      MS implemented on IE10 Desktop Browser the same font rendering as on Metro UI and Apps. In order to look fine on all monitors, you have to be using specific fonts, specific sizes ( large ones ) and specific background/colours on your website. The well-known MS, “do it only as we think is the best”.

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