Google Chrome leads the browser pack at preventing phishing, study finds

For blocking socially engineered malware, however, Google's browser takes the No. 2 spot.

By Katherine Noyes, PC World |  Security, chrome browser, google chrome

"With phishing sites now rotating at a much faster pace, it is critical for browsers to identify and block sites more rapidly," NSS explains.

On that dimension, Firefox 15 had the fastest average block time of just 2.35 hours, while the others ranged from 5.38 to 6.11 hours. The zero-hour block rates for the browsers tested against brand new malicious URLs ranged from Chrome 21, at 53.2%, to Safari 5, at 79.2%.

NSS Labs' full phishing report can be downloaded for free in PDF form from the company's site.


Originally published on PC World |  Click here to read the original story.
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