Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Came across this while browsing around. Not that it means much, these surveys differ day to day it seems but maybe of interest to some Lab: IE 8 beats Firefox....

  2. #2
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts
    [quote name='jaystarter1' post='789034' date='14-Aug-2009 11:43']Came across this while browsing around. Not that it means much, these surveys differ day to day it seems but maybe of interest to some Lab: IE 8 beats Firefox....[/quote]
    This is interesting because most browsers have good databases of phishing sites, but they are quite unequal when it comes to blocking URLs on sites associated with the distribution of malware. The above article is based on a test of 492 live malware URLs, built up over 12 days of testing. IE8 had the most comprehensive block list throughout the test. Over time, it was clear that Google was updating its database almost twice as fast as Microsoft (6 hours vs. 11.7 hours), but it will take Google (used by Firefox and Chrome) a long time to catch up at that pace.

    Firefox users on Windows can supplement the built-in protection with an add-on from Trend Micro. It's a 90-day "trial" supplying the web reputation functionality from its security suites. More info: http://free.antivirus.com/web-protection-add-on/. Maybe NSS Labs can test that the next time around.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •