- Google Chrome is the most vulnerable browser of 2022.
- Chrome has 303 vulnerabilities so far.
- Below, check out a few tips on how you can safeguard your browser.
Security is a priority on the internet, so many users prefer Google Chrome when using the web browser. As per SimilarWeb, Chrome’s market share is 61.96%, according to August 2022 data, which makes it the most popular web browser in the world for this month.
But if you think you’re safe online, you might want to think again. This is because a new report by Atlas VPN, a freemium VPN service provider, has found Chrome to be the most vulnerable browser of 2022, with 303 vulnerabilities so far. Also, Google Chrome is the all-time leader with 3,159 cumulative vulnerabilities.
Google Chrome is the only browser with newly discovered vulnerabilities in October, like CVE-2022-3307, CVE-2022-3318, CVE-2022-3314, CVE-2022-3311, and CVE-2022-3309.
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In the meantime, Apple’s Safari browser has only 26 vulnerabilities. Recently, Safari has clocked 1 billion users making it the second most popular browser in the world.
Interestingly, the Opera browser has documented 0 vulnerabilities.
How to safeguard your browser
Hackers have multiple techniques to exploit browser vulnerabilities, therefore we bring you a few steps that you can take to mitigate the risk of your browser getting affected.
Keep browser up to date
With rising vulnerabilities, developers are addressing them by releasing security updates. Installing a browser update as soon as possible will lower the risk of getting compromised.
Choose reliable plug-ins
Browser plug-ins can also have vulnerabilities or can be malicious. Choose a browser plug-in from reliable developers and ensure the latest updates are installed.
Configure your browser’s security and privacy settings
Review your browser’s security and privacy settings. For example, check, if your browser is blocking third-party cookies, which can enable advertisers to track your online activities.
Pop-ups in browsers typically open new browser windows to push adverts, and some can contain malicious links or inappropriate content. Install plug-ins that automatically block pop-ups and allow you to browse seamlessly.
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