It's that time of the year again.
NSS Labs publishes yet another report on socially-engineered malware, and Microsoft's browser incidentally wins it with a huge margin again. Strange, isn't it?
There's no need for me to reiterate all the problems with the report in this post. My post on the subject from back in 2009
is still mostly valid, so feel free to take a look.
The report is still equally unverifiable, poorly put together, and seemingly "tampered" with to boost IE's score. Does anyone really believe that IE is not only better, but far superior to any of the other browsers?
If they do, they really should consider the major issues with the report.Update 2011-07-21: An anonymous/undercover NSS Labs employee denied that the report was sponsored by Microsoft. Although they have a history of posting misleading claims, I edited the post to avoid it taking away the focus from the many problems of the report itself, such as the poor methodology.