Or so it seems.
According to the “Dirty Dozen” applications list (which is basically a collection/report of the most discovered software flaws that require security updates), when it comes to vulnerabilities, Google Chrome is the no. 1 application to get.
Furthermore, same report claims that Internet Explorer has far less security flaws than Safari or Firefox web browsers.
Good news for Opera users, as this browser had the lowest number of discovered vulnerabilities.
Statistics (application, number of security flaws found)
1. Google Chrome — 76
2. Apple Safari — 60
3. Microsoft Office – 57
4. Adobe Acrobat — 54
5. Mozilla Firefox — 51
6. Sun JDK — 36
7. Adobe Shockwave Player — 35
8. Microsoft Internet Explorer — 32
9. RealNetworks RealPlayer — 14
10. Apple Webkit — 9
11. Adobe Flash Player — 8
12. Apple Quicktime and the Opera Web browser (tied) — 6
One seems to wonder, if Google’s and Mozilla’s generous wages for discovering security vulnerabilities “improved” those browsers stats.
About (Author Profile)
Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.