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IE 8 Is Great, Microsoft Says

The best browser at preventing malware is, drum roll, IE 8! Who says? A report paid for in part by Microsoft, that's who!

NSS Labs tested IE, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Opera. IE 8 was best at preventing social engineering-based malware, largely by virtue of IE's SmartScreen that alerts users to potentially malicious Web sites.

I'm not going to dismiss these results just because Microsoft sponsored it. In fact, a bunch of infrastructure vendors also underwrote the research. And Microsoft did work mightily to make its browser more protected. In fact, Redmond Report readers like IE 8 a lot, at least according to this cover story you all helped write.

Is IE now more secure? You tell me at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on March 12, 2010


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