Browser Security: Most Effective Browsers Against Socially Engineered Malware

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Click through for findings from a NSS Labs report testing popular Internet browsers' ability to thwart socially engineered malware attacks.

Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

NSS Labs recently released the results and analysis from its latest Browser Security Comparative Analysis Report, which evaluated the ability of eight leading browsers -- Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Kingsoft Liebao, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Qihoo 360 Safe Browser, and Sogou Explorer -- to block against socially engineered malware (SEM). The use of social engineering to distribute malware continues to account for the bulk of cyber attacks against both consumers and enterprises, thereby making a browser's ability to protect against these kinds of attacks an important criterion for personal or corporate use. 

 

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