Monday, December 20, 2010

WEB BROWSER SECURITY SOCIALLY-ENGINEERED MALWARE PROTECTION

In September 2010, NSS Labs performed the fourth test of web browser protection against socially-engineered malware—the most common and impactful security threat facing Internet users today.1 This report followed the same Live Testing methodology as the tests conducted in Q1 2009, Q3 2009, and Q1 2010 (www.nsslabs.com/browser-security). This report contains empirically-validated evidence gathered during 11 days of 24 x 7 testing, performed every six hours, over 39 discrete test runs, each one adding fresh new malware URLs. Each product was updated to the most current version available at the time testing began, and allowed access to the live Internet.

Comparative Test Results
Apple® Safari® 5
Google Chrome™ 6
Windows® Internet Explorer® 8
Windows® Internet Explorer® 9
Mozilla® Firefox® 3.6
Opera™ 10

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