Warning! Google Chrome is the ‘most vulnerable’ web browser: Report

New Delhi: The web browser application is an essential tool to search web content on the Internet. We all use different web browsers depending on our likes and dislikes. However, if you use the Google Chrome browser for your searches, it’s time to become more careful and protective of your data and sensitive information. Google Chrome is considered the most vulnerable browser available on the market, according to a new report published by Atlas VPN.

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According to the report, Google has become the most vulnerable with 303 vulnerabilities and a cumulative total of 3,159 vulnerabilities as of 2022. These figures were based on data from the VulDB vulnerability database from Jan. 1, 2022 to Oct. 5, 2022, the report said.

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The CVE program detects security flaws and vulnerabilities across platforms.

What is a web browser?

Web browser is application software that helps us to find content on the Internet effectively and easily. There are many web browsers on the market such as Microsoft Edge, Opera, Apple’s Safari, Mozilla’s Firefox, etc. However, Google Chrome is most commonly used to perform web searches.

What’s in the new report?

According to the report, Google Chrome is the only browser with new vulnerabilities in the five days of October. These are CVE-2022-3318, CVE-2022-3314, CVE-2022-3311, CVE-2022-3309, and CVE-2022-3307.
But these errors and issues in Chrome can be fixed if users update to Google’s Chrome version 106.0.5249.61.

Mozill’s Firefox browser ranks second in the list of vulnerable browsers. The report said it had 117 vulnerabilities. In the first three quarters of 2022, the Safari web browser had 26 vulnerabilities and the cumulative number of vulnerabilities 1,139 since its release, the report said. As of May 2022, Safari reached more than a billion users, and Apple has worked hard to ensure its browser is safe and secure to use.

Opera browser had so far found no vulnerabilities in 2022 and only 344 cumulative vulnerabilities.

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