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Chrome Is Most Secure of the Top Three Browsers, Study Finds


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#1 Animal

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:42 PM

PCWorld.com Article by Katherine Noyes dated Dec 9, 2011 12:02 pm

Even as Mozilla's Firefox browser has been surrounded by uncertainty in recent weeks, Chrome seems to be having a very good month.

Not only did Google's software officially surpass Firefox to assume the No. 2 position in market share last week, but today it was named the most secure of the top three browsers by security firm Accuvant.

“Both Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer implement state-of-the-art anti-exploitation technologies, but Mozilla Firefox lags behind without JIT hardening,” the company explains in a 100-page study.


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:19 AM

Interesting article but i use both Chrome and Firefox :D

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:46 PM

I use neither chrome nor firefox :whistle:

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:52 PM

I use five browsers depending on the task/s at hand. With none of the top 3 as my default.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:32 PM

For what it's worth, Google funded this study Forbes.com article. Not saying the study is flawed, as the tools used for comparison have been released to the public, so the results can be verified by other individuals.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:31 AM

Hey Animal, good morning.

Inquiring minds want to know...what are the other two browsers? (if you don't mind sharing)


BlackSpyder, thanks for the link.


Like the killer, I still tend to use both FF and/or Chrome although I'd like to know what else other BC members are using and, equally as important, why they're using what they do.


patriot11, mind sharing?


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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:33 PM

Opera as default, and Lunascape mostly for testing purposes. Due to it's three browser engine capability.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:42 PM

I have a few friends that use opera (software guys) and they say it's faster. I just don't like it because Im used to chrome. I am very particular to my interfaces. :)
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

I'm not a software guy, I just like the way it works 'right out of the box'. Ive been using it since version 3 as a paid app. Now that I can synch all my Opera bookmarks and speed dial links with Opera mini on my Android phone I have everything at my fingertips. So it just keeps getting better and more customizable.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:50 AM

>bows<

Thank you gentlemen, for the links and the feedback.


I've downloaded both Opera as well as Lunascape and will do some testing of both this weekend.


Just one more reason these Forums have been a huge help to me.


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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:53 PM

You are very welcome, as always glad we were able to answer your questions!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:41 PM

I loved Firefox 4 (used it from the early betas), but once Mozilla started their rapid release cycle, I started using Chrome as my default browser. Chrome has better features and reliability for me...while Firefox just breaks addons with every major version update.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:19 PM

while Firefox just breaks addons with every major version update.

But to each their own. :)

Which is the very reason, I dropped Firefox in the early stages, years ago. Just as I was getting comfortable with the add-ons the next update I was hobbled again. I switched to Opera which worked right out of the box with a few more whistles as I had configured Firefox, before they updated and hobbled it. Lather, Rinse, Repeat, 3 or 4 times a year and I was no longer a Firefox user. I realize they have/had resolved most of those issues, but I wasn't coming back. Looks like history is repeating itself now.

I do have Firefox on my machine, but it is mostly for testing and is the 'third place' browser.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 03:51 PM

Hello Animal, just came upon this and am curious, I've been stuck on Mozilla for years, as I like the addon/customize capabilities, but like a double edge sword, since with every update seems I lose a couple few addons... Is Opera or Lunascape customizable with addons? The ones I use most with FF are: BrowserProtect, FEBE, Ghostery, NoScript, BetterPrivacy, Change Referrer, Clippings, MyBookmarks, FxIF, Hide My Ass Proxy & Password Exporter. I also use dark/black/glass Noia 4 Theme. Just curious if Opera or Lunascape is as customizable, or has similar features? I'm flexible if it means more stability & security!

Thanks in advance for any input~

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:08 PM

Hello,

Yes Lunascape is customizable since it uses all three browser engines. As for Opera, yes with the release of 11.0 I believe, they allowed the addition of add-ons. As to whether they have the add-ons you need I'm not sure. You can take a look here at their list of add ons.

http://www.opera.com/addons/

And Opera has the ability to be skinned as well.

http://my.opera.com/community/customize/skins/

Nice overview of features in Opera

Introduction to Opera

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