Google Chrome Is Safest Browser, Germany Says

Google Chrome LogoGoogle Chrome was endorsed by Germany as the safest browser currently available. This was a complete 180 degree turn from a 2008 recommendation by the  German government. What features put Chrome over the top?  Here’s what browserframe.com had to say about it.

Chrome has various advanced security features including the Safe Browsing, sandboxing for untrusted content, automatic updates and built-in Adobe Flash. The German agency highlights all these features in its guide and recommends users to use Chrome to reduce the risk of cyber attacks.

BSI, the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security), says about Chrome:

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.

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. (via)

Chrome….not just for the cool kids anymore.

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