Back in March, NSS Labs has revealed shocking statistics which suggested that Internet Explorer 8 had best effectiveness results against malware.
As of today, Neowin reports that NSS Labs has yet again tested all web browsers to find out which one has best built-in protection against phishing.
Tested web browsers:
Internet Explorer 8
Opera 10 Beta
Average time to block phishing URLs
The following histogram shows how long it took the browsers under test to block the thread once it was introduced into the test cycle.
Higher is better
As you can see, IE8 had best block rate against phishing, followed by Firefox 3, Opera 10 and Chrome 2. What about Safari 4? Well, yeah… Graph speaks for itself.
Download .pdf here (tests were made on July 20th, 2009).
With news spreading on Microsoft sponsored security reports, Rick Moy, president of NSS Labs noted to Ars Technica:
It was Microsoft’s online security engineering team (not marketing) that hired NSS Labs to do recurring benchmark testing so they could improve their services. Only once Microsoft’s security engineering team saw the results did it send the details over to the marketing department.
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