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Chrome smoked by Edge in browser phishing test
« on: October 16, 2017, 08:48:58 AM »


At last some good news for Microsoft’s ignored Edge browser: new tests by NSS Labs have found that it beats Chrome and Firefox hands down at blocking malware downloads and phishing attacks.

After 23 days of continuous tests between 23 August and 15 September this year, Edge version 38 blocked 96% of the socially-engineered malware (SEM) samples thrown against it in the form of malicious links and pop-ups, compared to 88% for Chrome version 60 and 70% for Firefox version 55. (The researchers describe SEM attacks as “a dynamic combination of social media, hijacked email accounts, false notification of computer problems, and other deceptions to encourage users to download malware”.)

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/10/16/chrome-smoked-by-edge-in-browser-phishing-test/

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