As we mentioned over on the PhishTank blog, Mozilla, maker of Firefox, announced today it selected PhishTank data as the benchmark for comparing phishing protection in Firefox 2.0 and Internet Explorer 7.0. This is a big deal, considering the number of phishing-data sources to choose from.

The results? Firefox blocked 243 phishing sites that IE7 missed, making it the better of the two at blocking phishing sites, according to third-party evaluator (hired by Mozilla) Smartware.


Check out today’s articles about the testing in Slashdot, SearchSecurity and The Washington Post.

If you’re not a member of the PhishTank community yet, we hope this validation is the motivation you needed. 🙂

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