Your Browser Matters ~Website to Rate the Browser Security , Microsoft


Microsoft launched a website named as Your Browser Matters for checking the security of your browser.  Whenever a visitor browse the site, It judge the browser security and return the score out of Four points.  The score is based on the protection over the Security risks such as phishing,malware and some other threats.

Looks like Microsoft launched this web application in order to create public awareness about the browser and Internet risks. 

Score Results in Different Browsers:
When i visit that site through my Firefox 6, it displayed 2 out of 4. For google chrome it shows 2.5 out of 4. I come to know that IE9 have 4 out of 4 score(i never used it).  For IE7 , it is 1 out of 4.  It refused to rate safari browser.

How the Grading System works? 

Your Browser Matters rate the browser based on the following factors:

#.Protection Against Malware/Virus Downloads(1 Point):
Internet browser must give protection against the Malware/Virus Downloads by restricting malware distributing websites. Microsoft developed IE9(Internet Explorer 9) with this protection.  IE9 scored 1 point here. But Mozilla and Chrome scored 0.

#.Blocking Phishing Sites(1 Point):
It should detect the Phishing sites and provide protection against them. IE9 scored 1, Firefox=1,Chrome=1

#. Protection Against Browser Attack(1 point):
Securing Extensions and an Effective Sandbox; also includes points for auto-updating, and a restriction for extensions and plugins. IE 9 = 1 point, Firefox = 0.5, Chrome = 1.

#. Protection Against Website Attack:
There are a lot of options here including blocking insecure content on webpages (which is kind of more annoying than what it’s worth, in my view), sanitizing HTML, and protecting against “Clickjacking.” IE 9 = 1 point, Firefox = 0.5, Chrome = 0.5.

So the total score for Firefox=2 ,Chrome=2.5 ,IE9=4.
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