Google Chrome named the most vulnerable browser of 2022
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Google Chrome named the most vulnerable browser of 2022

New data from the Atlas VPN service provider suggests that Google Chrome users should be extremely careful when browsing the web – the browser is the most vulnerable among the best-known products for this purpose.

    Image source: Firmbee.com

Image source: Firmbee.com

According to the study, 303 vulnerabilities were discovered in Chrome in 2022 and 3159 throughout its history. The conclusions are based on data from the VulDB platform and take into account the “gaps” discovered from January 1 to October 5, 2022.

Chrome was the only browser in which new vulnerabilities were discovered in the first five days of October: CVE-2022-3318, CVE-2022-3314, CVE-2022-3311, CVE-2022-3309 and CVE-2022-3307. You can fix them by updating Chrome to 106.0.5249.61.

Second place in the 2022 “Anti-Rating” is taken by Firefox with 117 vulnerabilities and third place by Microsoft Edge with 103 vulnerabilities, which is 61% more than in 2021. Finally, fourth place is taken by Apple Safari, and Opera is the most secure. In 2022, there were no documented vulnerabilities in this browser at all, and only 344 variants were reported in its entire history.

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Image source: Icons8

It is worth noting that Chrome, Edge, and Opera were built on the same Chromium engine, but a different approach to “finishing” the foundation has led to findings that the first two browsers are the most dangerous for users, and Opera is the safest. However, vulnerabilities in Chromium could theoretically affect all variants of the above three.

To stay safe, users are advised to regularly update their browsers to the latest versions and be extra cautious when downloading plugins and extensions, especially from obscure sources by unknown developers.

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Robbie Elmers

Robbie Elmers is a staff writer for Tech News Space, covering software, applications and services.

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