A whole load of phishing emails make it past Microsoft Defender, researchers say

Microsoft Defender, the in-built security service for Windows, which also scans incoming email messages for malicious content, misses almost a fifth (18.8%) of all phishing emails, a new report from Avanan claims. 

The company claims to have analyzed almost three million emails that were scanned by Microsoft and Check Point security products, over one week. For the purpose of the report, the analysts took samples from organizations with anywhere between 500 and 20,000 users. The companies analyzed were from various industries, but all located in the United States.


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