New tests by NSS Labs have found that Edge is the better browser for stopping phishing attacks and blocking malware downloads. Edge is even better that Chrome and Firefox. NSS Labs ran continuous tests for 23 days from August 23rd to September 15th. They threw socially-engineered malware (SEM) samples at the browsers. Edge version 38 blocked 96% of the samples, whereas Chrome blocked 88% and Firefox only stopped 70%. The researchers describe SEM attacks as "a dynamic combination of social media, hijacked email accounts, false notification of computer problems, and other deceptions to encourage users to download malware."
Edge did even better when it came to phishing, blocking 92% of malicious URLs, compared to Chrome's 75% and Firefox's 61%. Edge did even better when dealing with zero-hour SEM. Even with these very limited test results, I'll stick with Chrome.
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