Microsoft launches website

Microsoft has launched a new website to show you how your browser helps keep you secure online.

The site provides you with resources to improve your online security and increase protection from socially engineered malware threats like phishing attacks.

The website provides data for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.

Scores range on a scale of 0 to 4, and they are calculated using data from the Security Intelligence Report as well as what experts such as the Anti-Phishing League, Identity Theft Council, and Online Trust Alliance believe to be the most important aspects of browser security.

When I visited the site in Opera I got the message: We can’t give you a score for your browser. Internet Explorer gets a 4, Chrome gets 2.5 and Firefox a 2. The testing methodology has also been described there.

Microsoft says that 24.4% of the PCs in the world connected to the Internet use an outdated version of the browser. This works out to 340 million PCs.

See how your browser stacks up at

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.


  1. schwit

    Microsoft astroturfing. Ironic how the page requires the use of flash when flash is the predominant vector for web based malware.

  2. Creative Creator

    Bullshit, this page can’t give a browser score for Maxthon or Opera. I guess it only displays scores for browsers that are less secure than IE 9… 🙂

  3. Jim

    Another MS biased security test…big surprise.

    I guess they got tired of paying off other security companies to tell the security fables…so they took the BS in-house…lol

  4. AsylumWarden

    I improved my Firefox rating to a 4/4; the same as IE9. You just have to change the UserAgent string sent by Firefox to match that of IE9. Pretty nice to have a secure browser without all of the fuss.

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