IE Blows Away Rivals in Browser Security

A study by NSS Labs finds that Internet Explorer leaves competing browsers in the dust when it comes to defending against socially-engineered malware attacks.

By Tony Bradley

Dec 14, 2010 9:36 AM

A new report from NSS Labs studies how various Web browsers perform when it comes to blocking socially-engineered attacks. The startling results show that Internet Explorer isn't just better than rival browsers like Chrome and Firefox--but leaves competitors completely in the dust.

Online attackers recognize that the Achilles heel in virtually any computer or network security scenario is the individual sitting behind the keyboard. There is no need to waste time or energy figuring out how to circumvent security controls and spread malware if you can just dupe naïve users into voluntarily running the malware.

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