NEWS - September 28, 2012
by Carol~ - 9/28/12 8:02 AM
Internet Explorer Blocks More Malware Than Firefox, Chrome, Safari
"NSS Labs browser tests show Google SafeBrowsing API weak link in catching click fraud malware "
It hasn't been the best month for Internet Explorer given the recent zero-day attack, but the Microsoft browser got some good news today with a new test that shows it's by far better at stopping malware than Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.
NSS Labs today released the results of tests it conducted on the major browsers to determine how they defend against malware associated with bank fraud, password-stealing, phony antivirus, and click fraud. IE fared best, blocking 95 percent of all malware-related activity, followed by Chrome, which blocked 33 percent, and Firefox and Safari, which blocked less than 6 percent.
Another interesting statistic: Chrome halted only 1.6 percent of click fraud, and IE was also No. 1 in this test, stopping 96.6 percent of click-fraud malware during the tests. Firefox picked up 0.8 percent; and Safari, 0.7 percent.
Continued : http://www.darkreading.com/risk-management/167901115/security/client-security/240008100/internet-explorer-blocks-more-malware-than-firefox-chrome-safari.html
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