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Windows 7: IE8 Just as Secure as Firefox and Chrome, Says Security Expert

10 Aug 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
IE8 Just as Secure as Firefox and Chrome, Says Security Expert

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Microsoft’s consistent efforts to bulletproof the latest major iterations of Windows and the Internet Explorer default component are paying off. Internet Explorer 8 managed to come up on top of rivals in the most recent versions of the NSS Labs tests designed to try out the level of protection against socially engineered malware. In addition, the Redmond company has been receiving a thumbs up from security experts, both for its overall work on security as well as its focus on improving the level of protection for IE8 users.

In an interview with Softpedia, Ondrej Vlcek CTO AVAST Software, noted that IE8’s security is on par with that of rival browsers Firefox and Chrome. At the same time Vlcek downplayed the relevancy of Chrome’s sandboxing in terms of actually improving user security.

“We don't see any meaningful difference in the security of IE8 versus that of the newest Firefox or even Chrome, which has the tab sandboxing. I don't think the Chrome sandbox was really designed as an anti-malware measure. It's more about the stability of the individual tabs – crashing of one tab not injuring the others. It's not really that efficient against malware,” Vlcek said.


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IE8 Just as Secure as Firefox and Chrome, Says Security Expert - Ondrej Vlcek CTO AVAST Software - Softpedia


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10 Aug 2010   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I can buy that one! As for Google's Chrome browser there that would be more inclined to see adwares of some type. FireFox has been a popular target as well for malware writers since it become a popular item.

IE 9 is due out next month according one zdnet blog which will be of interest to many there as that will likely include some updated security as well as the HTLM 5 support.
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10 Aug 2010   #3
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Very nice, but if IE can't have something like Athena, which I use to post canned post, then I'm still using Firefox
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