Google Chrome Most Resilient Against Attacks, Researchers Find

Researchers have analyzed Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer, and found Chrome to be the most resilient against attacks.

The researchers assessed these barriers, and concluded that:

  • Chrome is the most resilient against attacks due to a tight lockdown of components, separation of duties, and greater identifiable vendor efforts for automated vulnerability discovery.
  • The security level of Internet Explorer is decreased due to a weakened sandbox (Protected Mode).
    Microsoft Edge is more hardened against exploitation than Internet Explorer due to the stronger sandboxing and the absence of dangerous legacy technologies.
  • Chrome supports more modern web technologies that might increase attack surface such as WebAssembly and HTML5 features.
  • Reaching dangerous legacy functionality from Microsoft Edge is easier than in Chrome. For example a fallback to Internet Explorer is suggested by the Edge UI on certain websites by default.

Details may be found at: http://bit.ly/2fAdqkO.

Why would you use any web browser other than Chrome?

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