NSS Labs Inc. Put together their 2013 Browser Security Comparitive Analisys in the categories of Phishing Protection, Privacy and Socially Engineeres Malware. Tha analisys compares Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.
NSSLabs rated Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as providing the best protection against malware and phishing attacks.They also determined that reputation technology of Google’s Chrome and Internet Explorer create a “significantly safer” environment than either Mozilla’s Firefox or Apple’s Safari.
NSS Labs rated Safari as the worst protection against malware. They also asserted that internet browsers are not to blame for most social engineering attacks, but rather user behavior. So remember to be careful when surfing the web.
For more information on safe behavior online see my book.