[NSS Labs] Internet Explorer 8 rated tops against malware and phishing attacks


NSS Labs performs recurring, standardized testing of web browser security. This includes rating protection against socially engineered malware and phishing attacks. The results are based upon empirically validated evidence gathered by NSS Labs during continuous 24×7 testing against fresh, live malicious sites.


During Q3, 2009 NSS Labs performed the second group test of web browser protection against socially engineered malware and phishing attacks. This report examines the ability of five different web browsers to protect users from this leading threat. The results are based upon empirically validated evidence gathered by NSS Labs during 12 days of 24×7 testing against fresh, live malicious sites.


Tested products include:



  • Apple Safari v4

  • Google Chrome 2

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer v8

  • Mozilla Firefox v3

  • Opera 10 Beta

Read the Socially Engineered Malware Report


Read the Phishing Test Report

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