Linked by David Adams on Tue 11th Oct 2011 20:08 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Internet Explorer Microsoft has unveiled a website aimed at raising awareness of browser security by comparing the ability of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome to withstand attacks from malware, phishing, and other types of threats. Your Browser Matters gives the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome a paltry 2 and 2.5 points respectively out of a possible score of 4. Visit the site using the IE 9, however, and the browser gets a perfect score. IE 7 gets only 1 point, and IE 6 receives no points at all. The site refused to rate Apple's Safari browser in tests run by The Register.
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by big_gie on Tue 11th Oct 2011 21:39 UTC
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* Does the browser benefit from Windows Operating System features that protect against arbitrary data execution?
* Does the browser benefit from Windows Operating System features that randomize the memory layout to make it harder for attackers to find their target?

I didn't know "Windows Operating System features" were available on linux! Good thing it's enabled by default ;)

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