Google Chrome security: time to quit Google Chrome? Search engine named riskiest browser of 2022, Apple’s Safari records lowest levels of vulnerabilities
But according to a new report from Atlas VPN, Google Chrome is the most vulnerable web browser with numerous vulnerabilities in 2022.
The report mentioned 303 vulnerabilities and a cumulative total of 3,159 vulnerabilities in 2022. These figures are based on data from the VulDB vulnerability database, covering the period from January 1, 2022 to October 5, 2022.
Google Chrome is the only browser with new vulnerabilities within five days of October. The most recent include CVE-2022-3318, CVE-2022-3314, CVE-2022-3311, CVE-2022-3309, and CVE-2022-3307.
The CVE program tracks security flaws and vulnerabilities across multiple platforms. However, the database does not yet list the details of these flaws, but the report states that they can lead to memory corruption on a computer.
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But these errors and issues on Chrome can be fixed if users update Google Chrome version 106.0.5249.61.
While Google Chrome tops the list, Mozilla’s Firefox browser takes second place for vulnerabilities, with 117 of them. Microsoft Edge, launched in 2015, had 103 vulnerabilities as of October 5, which is 61% more than all of 2021. Overall, it has had 806 vulnerabilities since its release. Meanwhile, the Opera browser had no documented vulnerabilities so far in 2022 and only 344 vulnerabilities in total.
Next in life is Safari, which has some of the lowest levels of vulnerability. In the first three quarters of 2022, the Safari web browser had 26 vulnerabilities, and its cumulative vulnerabilities count was 1,139 since its release, according to the report. In May 2022, Safari reached over a billion users and Apple has worked hard to ensure its browser is secure and safe to use.