NSS Labs has conducted a study to measure the effectiveness of most popular browsers in protecting users from different types of threats, and it concludes that Microsoft Edge blocks malware better than Chrome and Firefox.
Jason Brvenik, CTO of NSS Labs, commented:
“Web browsers are the main interface used to consume information and are among the most common entry points for attackers. Companies are increasingly adopting a bifurcated browser strategy to reduce exposure to emerging threats. ”
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Taking a look at the results of NSS Labs we can see that Microsoft Edge effectively blocks malware in Windows 10 than other browsers on the market. In the graph that accompanies the article, it is clear that the browser blocked 92.3% of phishing attacks. While SEM attacks (social engineering malware) achieved a complete blockade ( 100% ).
NSS Labs confirmed that the SEM tests included hijacked email accounts, tricks to try to lure users into downloading malware, hooks through social networks (Twitter and Facebook), and false notifications related to non-existent PC problems of the user.
For its part Chrome, the most famous browser that currently exists. And also the most used only managed to block 74.5% of phishing attacks and 88% of assaults SEM. Firefox came in third as it blocked 61% of phishing attacks and 70% of SEM attacks.
Microsoft Edge was used on Windows 10, and Windows 10 S and Chrome was tested on its namesake operating system ( Chrome OS ) and Windows 10.
More information: HotHardware.