Earlier this year, we at 3Sharp performed competitive testing of the Microsoft Phishing Filter in IE7 against several other offerings. Today, we released a report on our findings, entitled Gone Phishing: Evaluating Anti-Phishing Tools for Windows.
My background is in both Windows and UNIX systems administration, and I can remember working for a website company back in the days of the original Browser Wars. Having to support IE2, IE3, two or three versions of Netscape, plus Lynx on our developer workstations — ah, those were the days. As a result, I’ve tended to avoid IE when I could. I’d embraced Firefox early on — back in the 0.4 timeframe — and used it religiously. On my work blog, I’ve talked about how working on this testing helped change my mind and why.