Wow just read this report Web browser security : Phishing protection comparative test results

The average phishing URL catch rate for browsers over the entire 14 day test period ranged from 2% for Safari 4 to 83% for Windows Internet Explorer 8. Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3 were the most consistent in the high level of protection they offered. Statistically, Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3 had a two-way tie for first, given the margin of error of 3.96%. Opera 10 beta came in third due to inconsistent protection during the test. Chrome 2 was consistent, albeit at a much lower rate of protection, and Safari offered minimal overall protection.”


IE8 offers best protection against phishing and malware

So looks like IE8 and Firefox 3.n are the best if you want consistently high levels of protection from phishing scams and malware. Read more about Internet Explorer 8’s security and privacy features, and download it from

Thanks to @andrewpickup for the tip