It’s Official – Chrome Is the Safest Browser

Firefox is loser

Pwn2Own 2010 is over and the winner is – Google Chrome – Safari was the first to fall, followed by Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7. Firefox on Windows 7 x64 was also taken down, as was the iPhone’s mobile Safari.

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Pwn2Own is, if you do not know,  an yearly event were security experts compete to hack browsers and win prizes.

Charlie Miller a security expert hacked into a fully patched MacBook computer by exploiting a security vulnerability in Apple’s Safari browser to win the top price $10,000 top prize.  He also got to keep the MacBook machine.

“It took a couple of seconds.  They clicked on the link and I took control of the machine,” Miller said moments after his accomplishment.

Do you want to know he had to say about chrome ?

“There are bugs in Chrome but they’re very hard to exploit. I have a Chrome vulnerability right now but I don’t know how to exploit it. It’s really hard. They’ve got that sandbox model that’s hard to get out of. With Chrome, it’s a combination of things – you can’t execute on the heap, the OS protections in Windows and the Sandbox.”

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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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  • Duff 29/03/2010, 11:51 am

    What about Opera?

  • chrome story 29/03/2010, 12:47 pm

    @ Duff

    I think opera was not part of the content.

    As one participant put it, “I use Opera, but that’s basically because it has a tiny market share and as far as I know, nobody is really interested in creating a drive-by download for Opera.”

  • PhistucK 29/03/2010, 3:29 pm

    Well, it might be secure on its own, but when it comes to plugins (Flash specifically), Chrome is more vulnerable than others.
    Since Flash is installed in almost all of the Windows machines running Chrome, that is a great disadvantage. I heard the help forums suffer from a lot of complaint over this, people catch viruses easily.

  • chrome story 29/03/2010, 7:31 pm

    @ PhistucK

    would you please explain this in detail for readers here ?

  • PhistucK 30/03/2010, 7:16 pm

    @chrome story – not really, I just heard that Chrome does not mitigate vulnerabilities in Flash that Internet Explorer does.
    Something about a Flash site that forked Outlook Express or some other Microsoft application (which is probably why Microsoft did mitigate it).
    There is an option to protect you from plugins as well, though. Run Chrome with –safe-plugins. Note that it is not supported yet, because it is buggy and may severely degrade your browsing experience (does not work with Java so good, for instance).
    What this switch does, is to run the plugins within the sandbox (currently, they run on their own, not sandboxed at all).

    Sorry I have no farther details for you.


  • chrome story 30/03/2010, 7:21 pm

    @ PhistucK

    thank you for the update !

  • Christian Gabriel C. 11/12/2010, 11:25 pm

    Genuine question here … if I may. I confess that the reasons for which i don’t want to use Chrome is google’s tendency of installing other google side programs alongside with it, the “ugly” interface and the .. suspicion that the speed it advertises is more due to lack of security features.
    So … my question finally: how exactly is Chrome better than any other browser?

    • PhistucK 12/12/2010, 7:35 pm

      1. Google will only install Google Update with Chrome, in order to keep Chrome up to date.
      2. Ugly interface is a matter of taste and it is one of the reasons for picking\not picking it.
      3. Its speed does not replace, nor does it compensate for some lack of security – at all, it is fast and secure as one.

      Finally, Chrome is moving forward and moving the other browsers forward. Every 6 weeks you get more web platform features that allow websites to be much more useful, efficient and fast.
      If you do not want your browser to be holding you back (and can stand its interface), you should pick Chrome.
      Otherwise, the latest contestants (Internet Explorer 9, when it comes out – not Internet Explorer 8, FireFox 4 when it comes out, or FireFox 3.6 if you must, Safari 5 or Opera 10.6+) are sufficient.

      For me, being fast and being innovative are two important qualities – and I get those with Chrome.
      With that said, Chrome is not for everyone, like Internet Explorer is not for everyone.

  • jhon 17/12/2011, 11:53 pm

    It’s already knowed that google chrome is last at security.

  • RICHARD 19/12/2011, 12:11 am