In line with a report launched by Atlas VPN, Google Chrome is probably the most “vulnerability-ridden” browser of 2022, with 303 vulnerabilities found to date this yr. Not solely that, however it’s also the all-time chief with 3,159 vulnerabilities because it was launched. Given it’s, by far, the most well-liked browser on the planet, that isn’t completely surprising.
Following Google Chrome is Mozilla Firefox with 117 (lower than half), Microsoft Edge with 103, Safari with 26, and Opera with no documented vulnerabilities. Curiously sufficient, each Edge and Opera are based mostly on Chromium, the underlying engine for Google Chrome. On that be aware, a number of the Chrome vulnerabilities might also have an effect on these different two browsers in the event that they’re Chromium vulnerabilities however have but to be found or reported in Edge or Opera.
There are a lot of methods your browser can get exploited or hijacked, and there are just a few methods you’ll be able to assist mitigate browser assaults.
“Hackers have varied methods to take advantage of browser vulnerabilities. Luckily, customers can take steps to mitigate the dangers of their browsers getting compromised. You will need to preserve your browsers updated, to be conscious of the browser plugins you put in, in addition to to teach your self about phishing assaults, because it is likely one of the methods cybercriminals distribute exploiting kits geared toward unpatched vulnerabilities in your browser.”
Ruta Cizinauskaite, Cybersecurity author at Atlas VPN
You possibly can view the remainder of the report, in addition to detailed suggestions for stopping browser assaults, over on the Atlas VPN website.
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Final Up to date on October 5, 2022.