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Google Responds to NSS Labs Browser Report

adeelarshad82 (1482093) writes | more than 3 years ago

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adeelarshad82 (1482093) writes "Independent testing company NSS Labs recently published a report on the ability of popular browsers to block socially engineered malware attack URLs. The test, funded by Microsoft, reported a 99 percent detection rate by Internet Explorer 9 beta, 90 percent by Internet Explorer 8, and 3 percent by Google Chrome. However, Google doesn't entirely approve of this report's focus and conclusions. According to Google not only didn't the report use Chrome 6 for the tests where as the current version is Chrome 8; it also focused just on socially engineered malware, while excluding vulnerabilities in plug-ins or browsers themselves. Google defended its browser by claiming that it was built with security in mind and emphasized protection of users from drive-by downloads and plug-in vulnerabilities."

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dorkinson (1615103) | more than 3 years ago | (#34562930)

According to Google not only didn't the report use Chrome 6 for the tests where as the current version is Chrome 8

I think "didn't" needs to be changed to "did". That sentence threw me for a loop.

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