Blocking Malware Varies By Browser
Web browsers and their components are frequently targeted by attackers. Testing conducted by independent testing firm NSS Labs found that browsers offer the largest attack surface to cybercriminals. The firm said its testing found a significant variance in the ability to block malware, however. Microsoft uses a SmartScreen cloud-based URL reputation service for protection. Google uses its Safe Browsing API and malicious download technology in Chrome. Meanwhile, Mozilla also uses the Google Safe Browsing API for protection.