German Government’s Federal Office For Information Security Recommends Chrome

A great news for Google Chrome team, and us, users. BSI, a German government agency, has recommended Google Chrome as part of a best practice for Windows users.

“The Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (abbreviated BSI – in English: Federal Office for Information Security) is the German government agency in charge of managing computer and communication security for the German government”

Take a look at what they are saying about Chrome in this report.

The browser is the central component for using any online service on the Web and therefore is the most critical attack surface for cyber attacks. Therefore, if possible, you should use a browser with sandbox technology. The browser that currently most consistently implements this protection is Google Chrome (https://www.google.com/chrome). Comparable mechanisms implemented in other browsers are either weaker, or non-existent. By using Google Chrome, in addition to the other mechanisms we mentioned, you can significantly reduce the risk of a successful IT attack.

In addition to Chrome’s sandbox, the guide also highlights the importance of Chrome’s auto-update feature:

Equally positive is the auto-update functionality of Google Chrome, which includes a bundled version of the Adobe Flash Player. By bundling it with Chrome, the Adobe Flash Player will also always be kept up to date.

Google Chrome team  is promoting this news via their blog. I am sure this will give  a boost to Chrome user base in Germany and elsewhere.

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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