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Safest browser: Google Chrome

by Volker Weber

During a contest at the CanSecWest event, security researchers competed to exploit vulnerabilities in web browsers. Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer were all successfully compromised, but Chrome was able to withstand the first day of the competition.

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maybe it is the safest browser against attacks from others... others then google itself...

what about Opera?

Roland Dressler, 2009-03-21

Might this be due to the fact that Google Chrome (currently) has almost no market share and, thus, is not very attractive to hackers?

Ingo Seifert, 2009-03-22

And, of course, this headline should read "Most secure browser:", if at all. From what I know, if some product is safe, it usually means it doesn't do any harm to its user or other environment (a hair dryer is safe, when e.g. it doesn't burn if you operate it and cover the outlet, but it has a safety function that shuts it off before it overheats). However, a product (esp. software product) is secure, if it resists malicious usage in order to break some or all of its functionality (e.g a hacker trying to execute his code on behalf of the user by exploiting a vulnerability in a web browser).

And of course, such security tests can only test against a certain number of attack vectors or misuse scenarios. Thus every classification of more secure has to be seen in the context of its assessment procedures.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2009-03-22

Interesting...

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2951

Ingo Seifert, 2009-03-23

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