IE8 blocks 81% of infected URLs (really?)

By jobeard
Aug 14, 2009
  1. According to Computerworld reporter Gregg Keizer, August 14, 2009 12:23 PM ET
    IE8's skills at sniffing out malware sites improved by 17% since March, said Rick Moy, president of NSS Labs,
    the firm that conducted the benchmarks. The testing was sponsored by Microsoft's security team.​
    Can you smell Conflict of Interest? :(

    you can review the original article for yourself

    btw: do you know the difference between an Optimist and a Pessimist?
    twenty years experience​
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    not really no. if you have a product and want it tested, you take it to a third party for testing. Is NSS Labs owned by Microsoft or something? and IE8 they're product...who else would sponsor the testing?

    so unless your making the accusation that NSS Labs are taking 'payola'...i dont see the conflict of interest. here is the study if anybody wants to review it. Labs Browser Security - Socially Engineered Malware Q3 2009.pdf

  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,005   +2,532

    Right, the difference between an optimist and a pessimist.

    There isn't any, it's mood dependent.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Thats kind of a rotten thing to say!

    No wait...its very kind
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