Are you fed up with with the security
holes in Internet Explorer? Are you sick of weekly updates
downloading to your computer to plug a seemingly never-ending list of
features in Firefox 2.0 perform better than equivalent security
technologies in IE7, according to a
study commissioned by the Mozilla corporation.
tests, performed by testing firm SmartWare and audited
by iSEC partners, looked at how each
browser responded to known phishing URLs as
identified by community anti-phishing
Firefox in its most secure
configuration blocked 81.5 per cent of the 1,040 phishing websites,
whereas IE7 blocked only 66.4 per cent. Even with the Ask Google
feature turned off, Firefox 2.0 blocked 78.9 per cent of the dodgy
domains identified by Phishtank.
In 243 instances Firefox blocked
fraudulent domains that IE allowed against 117 occasions when Firefox
allowed visits to sites IE correctly identified as fraudulent. Both
browsers failed to recognise 65 dodgy websites.
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