Google Experiment Tests Top 5 Browsers, Finds Safari Riddled With Security Bugs

Bleeping Computer reports that Google engineer Ivan Fratric ran security tests on the 5 most popular web browsers. The test found 17 security bugs in Safari’s DOM engine, the worst of any of the 5 web browsers tested.

NOTE: “DOM” stands for Document Object Model, a platform and language-neutral interface that will allow programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure and style of documents. A “DOM engine” is that piece of software which takes a parsed XML or HTML document into something that is readable on your computer’s screen.

Fratric took today’s top five browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari — and subjected them to 100 million fuzz tests with Domato.

Results showed that Safari had by far the worst DOM engine, with 17 new bugs discovered after Fratric’s test. Second was Edge with 6, then IE and Firefox with 4, and last was Chrome with only 2 new issues.

You can read the details in the article in Bleeping Computer at: http://bit.ly/2yiyrHH.

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