- Apr 24, 2016
Anti-Phishing Certification Test 2020
Every year we publish the results of our phishing protection test. These tests evaluate the protection provided against phishing websites. These deceptive websites can pose a real threat to Internet users, as they attempt to steal sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details.
The results:Test Procedure
In our test scenario, we simulate the common situation where users rely on the anti-phishing protection provided by their security products while browsing the web (and/or checking their webmail accounts; anti-spam features are not considered, as they are not within the scope of this test).
The test took place between the 23rd June and 9th July 2020. 505 Phishing URLs were tested as soon as we discovered them. All phishing URLs had to be active/online at time of testing and attempt to get personal information. The phishing campaigns targeted various types of personal data, including login credentials etc. for PayPal, online banking & credit cards, e-mail accounts, Dropbox, eBay, social networks, online games and other online services. The set of legitimate online banking websites for the false alarm test consisted of 500 clean URLs (all of them using HTTPS and showing a login form) from all over the world.
Avast Free Antivirus: 86% and no false alarms
AVG Free Antivirus: 86% and no false alarms
Avira Antivirus Pro: 91% and no false alarms
Bitdefender Internet Security: 94% and no false alarms
Kaspersky Internet Security: 90% and no false alarms
Trend Micro Internet Security: 95% and no false alarms