Here’s some good weekend reading for you. This from Andy Greenberg and the folks at Forbes.
Researchers at the security firm Accuvant released a (Google-sponsored) study … that (compares) the security features of the top three web browsers: Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, and Mozilla’s Firefox. The results show Google leading the way in innovating new safeguards, Microsoft running just behind, and Firefox sorely lacking in security areas. “Although both Google Chrome and IE are competitive, Chrome is a little better,” says Accuvant researcher Ryan Smith. And Mozilla? “We’ve tried to point out areas where Firefox can improve its code base,” Smith says politely.
Accuvant’s chart comparing Firefox, Chrome and MS IE is below.
Accuvant’s study, which was … read rest of the story at Forbes here.
The difference is that IE9 requires Windows 7, and Chrome runs both on XP and 7. Half the PCs out there are still running XP. Chrome wins.
The botton line in WEB browsing security is the user. The “safest,” most industry-standard client in the world won’t be of much help to the person who doesn’t practice good judgement or use common sense when browsing and interacting with the Internet.