In its first comprehensive test of web browser protection against socially engineered malware, NSS Labs found that Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) was best among the six browsers tested. More than 154,000 individual tests were run during 12 days of 24×7 testing against Apple Safari v3, Google Chrome 1.0.154, Microsoft Internet Explorer v8 (RC1), Microsoft Internet Explorer v7, Mozilla Firefox v3.07 and Opera 9.64. IE8’s catch rate was 69%, well ahead of the nearest browser in the test, which scored a 30% catch rate.
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