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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Brilliant!
by torjv on Tue 11th Oct 2011 21:53 UTC
torjv
Member since:
2011-07-30

Opera gives no score, opera masked as IE gives 4 out of 4, opera masked as Firefox, 2 out of 4.

Pretty trustworthy...

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RE: Brilliant!
by Calipso on Tue 11th Oct 2011 23:15 in reply to "Brilliant!"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

ha! that's awesome

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RE: Brilliant!
by wannabe geek on Tue 11th Oct 2011 23:45 in reply to "Brilliant!"
wannabe geek Member since:
2006-09-27

Opera gives no score, opera masked as IE gives 4 out of 4, opera masked as Firefox, 2 out of 4.

Pretty trustworthy...


Good catch!

Firefox 7 gives a 2, but Firefox 7 masked as IE 8 gives a 3.

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RE: Brilliant!
by WorknMan on Wed 12th Oct 2011 01:53 in reply to "Brilliant!"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Opera gives no score, opera masked as IE gives 4 out of 4, opera masked as Firefox, 2 out of 4.

Pretty trustworthy..


LOL, I don't know who they are trying to convince with this, since pretty much the only people still using IE are the ones who don't know about the alternatives, and anyone who does know about and use one of the alternatives would never be dumb enough to switch back to IE.

I mean, when it comes to security and standards compliance, I'm sure IE isn't quite the train wreck that it once was. But when it comes to features, it's way behind the curve.

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RE[2]: Brilliant!
by Morgan on Wed 12th Oct 2011 18:20 in reply to "RE: Brilliant!"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I've actually found IE to be very useful in one particular situation: After a fresh install of Windows and I've forgotten my flash drive containing the latest Firefox and Chrome installers.

Other than that, it doesn't see any use by me.

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RE: Brilliant!
by Laurence on Wed 12th Oct 2011 07:42 in reply to "Brilliant!"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Opera gives no score, opera masked as IE gives 4 out of 4, opera masked as Firefox, 2 out of 4.

Pretty trustworthy...

lol

That site is barely any better than the fake security websites

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RE: Brilliant!
by allanregistos on Fri 14th Oct 2011 07:04 in reply to "Brilliant!"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Opera gives no score, opera masked as IE gives 4 out of 4, opera masked as Firefox, 2 out of 4.

Pretty trustworthy...

What site you visited? yourbrowsermatters.org?
Here is my version of the site:
https://plus.google.com/112212012808666485463/posts/KcoBQ34BEZk

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