Google Chrome is the least secure browser, according to a report
With 2.65 billion users worldwide, Google Chrome is by far the most popular web browser. However, with the search engine accumulating a total of 303 vulnerabilities in 2022, a recent report reveals that it may also be the least secure.
Although the details of these vulnerabilities were not disclosed, AtlasVPN revealed that Chrome had 2.5 times more vulnerabilities than MozillaFirefox, the second least secure browser. Here’s what we know about Google Chrome’s security issues, plus some tips for safe internet surfing.
Google Chrome is the least secure browser
Over the past year, VPN provider AtlasVPN has been hard at work collecting data on major web browsers. After sifting through piles of data provided by the VulDB vulnerability database, they confirmed that Google’s main browser, Google Chrome, had the most vulnerabilities.
To be specific, researchers spotted 303 vulnerabilities on the search engine this year alone, and Google Chrome was the only browser to find new vulnerabilities in the first five days of October. This brings the total number of server vulnerabilities to 3,159.
“According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, the world’s most popular browser, Google Chrome, is the most vulnerable, with 303 vulnerabilities discovered year-to-date.” – Atlas VPN researchers
Notable vulnerabilities found in Chrome include CVE-2022-3318, CVE-2022-3314, and CVE-2022-3311, but according to the report, all bugs are capable of leading to memory corruption.
But what about other popular browsers? Well, AtlasVPN revealed that Mozilla Firefox is the second least secure search engine, with the site picking up a total of 177 vulnerabilities this year and 2,361 in total. This is closely followed by Microsoft Edge, which was found with 103 bugs in 2022 and 806 in total.