IE9 Security Overwhelms the Field With VERY Impressive Stats


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In a recent test, NSS subjected Apple Safari 5, Google Chrome 15-19, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and Mozilla Firefox 7-13 to over 3 million test runs against over 84,000 URLs determined to be active and malicious out of a unique sample set of 227,841.

· Out of 750,000 test cases per browser, NSS labs found in its 75-day review that

o IE9’s malware block rate was 95%

o Firefox and Safari trailed far behind at 6% apiece

o Chrome was somewhere in the middle, with its rate varying from 13% to 74%, averaging out at a 33% catch rate

“Given Chrome’s prominence and increasing market share, we predict ongoing increases in click fraud unless Google takes serious steps to improve its click-fraud protection,” says Stefan Frei, research director of NSS Labs.

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Sources:

https://www.nsslabs.com/reports/your-browser-putting-you-risk-part-1-general-malware-blocking (free reports available here)

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/092712-web-browser-microsoft-security-262850.html

http://www.darkreading.com/risk-management/167901115/security/client-security/240008100/internet-explorer-blocks-more-malware-than-firefox-chrome-safari.html?cid=nl_DR_daily_2012-09-28_html&elq=14fed048f5904f758228dcef7b4986f4