German Government Recommends Google Chrome

By | February 8, 2012 | 16 Comments


German Government Recommends Google ChromeDas ist gut.

BSI (Bundesamt fuer Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik), Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security, which has a habit of issuing software recommendations, has picked Google Chrome as the most secure web browser.

Complimenting various Chrome’s features, such as: silent update (which also updates Adobe Flash Player), BSI officials also stated that other web browsers are behind in this area, “This sandbox protection is implemented most consistently in Chrome…and similar mechanisms in other browsers are currently either weaker or non-existent”

Google Chrome on the other hand was “particularly honored” after such recommendation and were happy that their efforts for secure web browsing experience were recognized by such institution.

[Thanks, Blake Sening]

[Via ComputerWorld]


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  • Armin

     Whoa, they used to recommend Firefox as far as I know. D:

  • Whyamiusingthis

    Do google still keep track of our surfing habits?

    • Saex Conroy

       they sure do

      google chrome is the most insecure browser – just look at it – most of the software you install tries to convince you also need to install google chrome:

      ccleaner, skype… ive had google chrome advertised in those installations

      just look at firefox – it was never advertised and it still has a descent market share

      firefox is like linux – its pretty descent and they arent forcing it on anyone
      while google chrome is a forced browser – like in the installers mentioned above – stupid people click NEXT NEXT NEXT and when they install their software they also see some colorful icon saying “google chrome”, they open it up and “WHOAAAAAAA” its better than that BLUE “e” i used to use to see “DA INTARNET”

      google chrome is a FORCED browser, just like internet explorer is, its market share isnt as genuine as that of firefox

      firefox is the most secure browser and the developers have the most innocent intentions towards the users – they dont make you use it – if you discover it, only then you will be using it.. or if a friend introduces you to it

      simple as that

      google chrome is a piece of fucking crap, just like internet explorer and safari

      • Mikah

        copied this from Firefox’s Wiki 
        “The rapid adoption of Firefox, 100 million downloads in its first year of availability, followed a series of aggressive marketing campaigns starting in 2004 with a series of events Blake Ross and Asa Dotzler called “marketing weeks”

        And don’t forget Google’s heavy promoting of Firefox  before they launched Chrome.

        • Saex Conroy

           i didnt knew that, because i wasnt active on the internet then, i wasnt paying much attention to stuff different than computer games, i as a kid back then and i dont know what kind of adverts they used.. tv? or internet adverts. i dont live in the usa to know those

          • Mikah

            That’s the thing about the Internet you don’t have to live somewhere to know what’s happening.
            Copied this from Mozilla’s Privacy Policy dated June 2011
            “Mozilla AdsMozilla places advertisements on third party websites to introduce people to our products and services, to encourage people to contribute to our community-based activities, and to sign up to receive communications from Mozilla. We stand by our online advertising practices and aim to provide full transparency and control over how our ads appear and function.”
            http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy-policy.html
            This link is from 2012
            http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefoxflicks/

            Chrome’s not my favourite browser Opera is but I tend to use Chrome slightly more than Firefox as my alternative browser lately.
            Google  provide most of Firefox’s income , the world’s best search engine as well as countless other services.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google_products

            You might not be a kid any more but when you post rubbish like
            “google chrome is a piece of fucking crap, just like internet explorer and safari”   Its obvious that you still have a lot more growing up to do.

      • Anonymous

        Please. Firefox like linux.

        Ahaha.

        If they were they wouldnt be licking the balls that are google.

        • Saex Conroy

           because linux isnt licking apple and microsofts’ balls…

          • M1ka3ldahl

            The good thing is that Google likes linux…

            Both Chrome OS and Android is built on the Linux kernel…

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it does track you. If they collect enough information through the browser and their Google sites to serve ads targeted at your interests, then who knows how they could be misusing the information they collect about you. I only use Chrome for offline localhost testing. I try to keep it closed whenever I’m connected. It gives me the creeps.

      I thought that as long as I had all of the googlechrome.exe processes closed, I was safe. But then I found out that they also install a browser plugin called Google Update. So they’ve squirmed their way into Opera too! That plugin didn’t stay enabled long. If it only checked for Chrome updates, then I’d be fine with it. But there is nothing saying they couldn’t be tracking my browsing with that plugin too. 

      I might sound very paranoid, but IMO, better safe than sorry!

      • Mikael Dahl

        WTH

      • Mikah

        Really annoying having to disable Google update every time you install Chrome why on earth does it need to run all the time , the time to check for updates is when the browser is opened.
        I don’t think the Google updater is connected to Opera though unless you’ve installed the Google toolbar or maybe an extension that uses one of Googles services.

  • 1234– FF UX is the BEST!

    I wish tht stupid German Recommendor gets hacked by someone so that he awards chrome as the shitiest security hole… lol

    • Mikael Dahl

      Fux off

  • Anonymous

    Ofcourse they recommend it. You know with the spying and back doors its festers.

  • Max Renn

    Of course governments would love to recommend some tool they could collude with the maker of to spy on us and our habits. Why wouldn’t they?