Research in the newly released Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 11 reveals how social engineering techniques contribute to the spread of computer infections. Attacks that require user-interaction (social engineering) to spread accounted for 45% of the attacks analyzed in the report. In addition, old or out-of-date browsers are easier targets for attacks than browsers that are current.
According to data from Net Applications, 25% of all browsers are not up to date. This means approximately 340 million computers worldwide might be at increased risk of infection as a result of malware spread via social engineering techniques.
Today Microsoft launched the website, YourBrowserMatters.org, to show how updated browsers can help to keep you safer online and why a browser is the first line of defense against infection.
So far I think it is great @ 4/4 on browser protection. Thanks
very useful info. many thanks to windows
Can't wait to get the licence for Windows 7 so I can use IE9. :)
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Thanks for windows
That"s why Windows is Windows!...Thanks a lot!
excellent learning material about protection
Excellent learning material about protection from microsoft.
Thank you so much for this very important information. I am using Windows 7
tested two browsers, "we can't give you a score", we don't have any data for your browser
so it doesn't actually test your browser, just looks it up in a table. it relies on tests done by others, and doesn't dynamically update as things change
Apparently, it only checks Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox.
Other browsers need not apply :-(
It is absolutely wonderful that Microsoft has finally taken the responsibility to keep us safe from malicious people. We have been waiting for this for a long time. Thank you MS!
Thank you for this information. It is comforting to know that you can help with the problems.
I frequently get the message "not responding" and my computer locks up.
I have tried to download helps for trouble shooting but they don't download.
I appreciate MSN. I have Security_Essestials for virus protection.