Three of the world’s leading browsers were rated for phishing and malware protection with block time and protection over time as key metrics in the test results.
AUSTIN, TX, August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CyberRatings.org, the nonprofit entity dedicated to providing transparency on the effectiveness of cybersecurity products, has released the results of its 2022 Web Browser Safety Test. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox have been tested for phishing protection and malware protection on Windows 10 and 11.
Malware testing lasted 24 days with 96 discrete tests. The phishing tests lasted 20 days with 80 discreet tests. Reports include metrics for protection against new attacks, consistency of protection over time, and overall browser protection effectiveness.
The ability to warn potential victims that they are about to land on a malicious website or click on a suspicious URL puts web browsers in a unique position to protect the user from attack. Websites that trick users into downloading malware and phishing campaigns often used for criminal activity have a short lifespan, so it is essential that the URL is discovered and added to the reputation system as soon as possible. . A good reputation system needs to be both accurate and fast to achieve high capture rates.
“Phishing attacks pose a significant risk to individuals and organizations by threatening to compromise or acquire sensitive personal and corporate information,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO of CyberRatings.org. “Phishing and ransomware attacks continue to increase year on year. Consumers should not ignore the warnings offered by their web browser protection, but rather take advantage of the free offer.”
Key points to remember:
- Malware protection:
- Microsoft Edge – 97.0%
- Google Chrome – 88.4%
- Mozilla Firefox – 84.6%
- Phishing Protection:
- Microsoft Edge – 91.6%
- Mozilla Firefox – 90.0%
- Google Chrome – 89.6%
- Average time to block a URL from malware:
- Microsoft Edge 0:56:51
- Google Chrome 4:46:39
- MozillaFirefox 5:18:40
- Average time to block a phishing URL:
- Microsoft Edge 0:44:07
- Mozilla Firefox 1:23:37
- Google Chrome 2:19:13
Comparative test reports provide detailed results for each product. As a service to the community, CyberRatings.org provides these reports free.
The following browsers have been tested:
- Google Chrome: versions 101.0.1210.53- 102.0.5005.115
- Microsoft Edge: Versions 101.0.1210.47 – 102.0.1254.39
- Mozilla Firefox: versions 100.0.1 – 101.0.1
CyberRatings.org is a 501(c)6 nonprofit entity dedicated to quantifying cyber risk and providing transparency on the effectiveness of cybersecurity products through testing and evaluation programs. To become a member, visitwww.cyberratings.org