IE9 versus Google: which one handles social engineering attacks better?

Summary: Social engineering has become the dominant method of distribution for fake antivirus software these days. In my real-world testing with actual malware, Google Chrome did a terrible job of helping users avoid suspicious downloads. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer 9 correctly the exact same sites and files as suspicious. What's the difference?

Topics: Security, Enterprise Software, Google, Microsoft, Social Enterprise


Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He has served as editor of the U.S. edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure. He is the a... Full Bio

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