Google Chrome Is This Year’s Most Vulnerable Web Browser: What It Means
Google Chrome is the most dangerous web browser according to a new report. Chrome was found with 303 vulnerabilities and a cumulative total of 3,159 vulnerabilities from this year.
According to a report by Atlas VPN, these numbers are based on data from the VulDB vulnerability database, covering the period from January 1, 2022 to October 5, 2022.
Google Chrome is the only browser with new vulnerabilities within five days of October. The most recent include CVE-2022-3318, CVE-2022-3314, CVE-2022-3311, CVE-2022-3309, and CVE-2022-3307.
The CVE program tracks security flaws and vulnerabilities across multiple platforms. The database does not yet list the details of these flaws, but the report says they can lead to memory corruption on a computer.
Users can fix these issues by updating Google Chrome to version 106.0.5249.61.
Mozilla’s Firefox browser ranks second for vulnerabilities, with 117 of them.
Microsoft Edge had 103 vulnerabilities as of October 5, which is 61% more than all of 2021. Overall, it has had 806 vulnerabilities since release.
Next is Safari, which has some of the lowest levels of vulnerability. For example, in the first three quarters of 2022, it had 26 vulnerabilities and its cumulative vulnerabilities count is 1,139 since its release, according to the report.
Meanwhile, the Opera browser had no documented vulnerabilities so far in 2022 and only 344 vulnerabilities in total.
In May 2022, Safari reached over a billion users and Apple has worked hard to ensure its browser is secure and safe to use.
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