Internet Explorer 8 tops NSS Labs’ Socially Engineered Malware test


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 24x7 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.


See the Microsoft security bulletin summary for March 2009.


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Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    8 seems to be good, but a few internet update should be done

  2. Anonymous says:

    8 browser and install the internet my friend take a few days the problem was a service pack be removed and I thank you for writing should be corrected

  3. Anonymous says:

    couple month ago I have bought a book which talks about how to use ie8 and handle  

  4. Anonymous says:

    Introducing such a topic you’d like to congratulate you’ve let us know. Have good work

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