Thursday, April 19, 2018

Windows Defender Chrome Browser Anti-SPAM Extension

Microsoft has release "The Windows Defender Browser Protection" chrome extension helps protect you against online threats, such as links in phishing emails and websites designed to trick you into downloading and installing malicious software that can harm your computer. 

This is same SmartScreen API technology used in online and Edge browser, which has been proven very effective in blocking SPAM. 

At last some good news for Microsoft's Edge browser: new tests by NSS Labs have found that it beats Chrome and Firefox hands down at blocking malware downloads and phishing attacks

After 23 days of continuous tests between 23 August and 15 September this year, Edge version 38 blocked 96% of the socially-engineered malware (SEM) samples thrown against it in the form of malicious links and pop-ups, compared to 88% for Chrome version 60 and 70% for Firefox version 55. (The researchers describe SEM attacks as a dynamic combination of social media, hijacked email accounts, false notification of computer problems, and other deceptions to encourage users to download malware.) 



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