Which Web Browser Do You Think Is The Safest To Use, Chrome, Firefox or Edge? All Three Were Put Under A Phishing Web Page Test

3 February 2017, 7:59 pm EST By Cris Xander Juliano Mobile & Apps
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Google Chrome is arguably the most popular web browser being used today compared to Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge, although some wonder if it is the safest to use. NSS Labs tried to answer that question with a phishing web page test, according to Mobipicker.

The Network Security Services or NSS labs, is a product testing laboratory that offers detailed product tests and analysis for unmatched cyber risk management.According to the report, the above mentioned web browsers were used by NSS Labs to open hundreds of Socially Engineered Malware and phishing web pages to determine which browser will block the most number of malware found.

Surprisingly, Microsoft Edge came in at first place as it was able to block 99 percent of the malware pages. Google Chrome came in at second place managing to block 85.8 percent of malware pages and lastly, Mozilla Firefox was able to block 78.3 percent of malware pages. You can click here to see the detailed results.

Microsoft Edge was able to block most of the malware pages because of an exclusive feature called "Smart Screen." It is the browser's website filtering tool that was introduced with Microsoft Explorer 7 and later integrated with the Edge browser.

Both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge have a sandboxing feature wherein it separates the browser's components into fragments which prevents malware to spread to other parts of the operating system. In addition, both browsers frequently receive updates and automatically install new patches and activate them as soon as users' closes their browsers.

Meanwhile, Microsoft Edge has to wait for Windows 10 updates which is a slower process compared to the other browsers. However, if users prefer a browser that would block the most malware, Edge is the way to go.

What do you think of the results? Write and share your thoughts in the comments section down below.

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