Speed is good. But, what if it comes at the expense of safety?
Keep in mind, this was a Microsoft sponsored test.
However, a recent comparison of browsers showed:
- Internet Explorer 8 detected malware infected code 81% of the time when exposed.
That sounds good, sort of. Although, I have to wonder about that 19% crack in the browser.
I shouldn't complain, however, after looking at the absymal showing of the other browsers:
- Coming in at a distant second place: Firefox at 27% of the time.
- Safari caught 21% of infected sites.
- Chrome 2.0 may be lickety-split. But, it caught only a paltry 7% of malware-laced sites.
- Opera was the worst: 1%!
Last updated: Aug 14, 2009
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio