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Firefox 2.0 Trumps Ie7 In Phish-fighting


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#1 no one

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:32 AM

The evidence comes in a report released today by software testing firm SmartWare. The company tested each browser against the same phishing sites flagged by contributors to Phishtank, an anti-phishing network run by OpenDNS.

Firefox blocked 243 phishing sites that IE7 overlooked, while IE7 blocked 117 sites that Firefox did not.
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 10:31 AM

Well there ya have it folks. The results are in. Posted Image
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:40 PM

Hmm...doesnt firefox utilize the google phishing database? If so, then that also means that google's phishing list is better than MS.

MS better start catching up.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:56 AM

Microsoft has always been behind. Even I could probably run circles around them anymore
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:18 PM

Looks like Firefox needs a bit of work too. It still missed 117 sites.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:36 PM

Looks like Firefox needs a bit of work too. It still missed 117 sites.

that might be true, but IE definatly needs work. and tons of it
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 10:57 PM


Looks like Firefox needs a bit of work too. It still missed 117 sites.

that might be true, but IE definatly needs work. and tons of it


It doesn't say the extension of severity. You can't accurately say IE is worse than Firefox without seeing all the reports of the phishing, because maybe IE let some .. minor .. phishing sites by that Firefox did not.

It'd be cool to see Firefox and IE merge as.. Firefox.

Mwahha.




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