According to a new browser security report, Microsoft Edge is more effective than both Chrome and Firefox at protecting users from some malicious threats. The report, which comes from NSS Labs (via Betanews), seeks to compare the three major browsers and their effectiveness at countering socially engineered malware (SEM) and phishing attacks...
Two global tests were conducted measuring how effective browsers are at protecting against socially engineered malware (SEM) and phishing attacks.
Socially engineered malware (SEM) remains one of the most common security threat facing Internet users today, claiming as much as one third of Internet users as victims. These attacks pose a significant risk to individuals and organizations by threatening to compromise, damage, or acquire sensitive personal and corporate information. Europeans and Americans have increasingly found themselves targets of ransomware over the last 12 months.
Phishing attacks pose a significant risk to individuals and organizations alike, by threatening to compromise or acquire sensitive personal and corporate information. In 2016, over 145,000 unique email phishing campaigns were reported each month, and 125,000 unique phishing websites were detected each month— the highest ever recorded. Phishing attacks are becoming more complex and sophisticated, making these attacks harder to detect and difficult to prevent.
Browsers tested Included:
- Google Chrome: Version 53.0.2785
- Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0
- Mozilla Firefox: Version 48.0.2
Use the form on the right to download the free Web Browser Security Comparative Reports today.