Contrary to Google Chrome, Apple’s Safari is the least threatened web browser with only 26 security holes discovered so far this year, according to a new Atlas VPN report.
Despite owning the largest number of users in the world, Google Chrome is the web browser with the most dangerous security holes.
“Our experts have discovered a total of 303 security holes in the Google Chrome web browser, including many serious security holes where bad guys can take control of users’ computers” – a report has just been released by service provider Atlas VPN and says the report was made for the period from 1/1 to 5/10/2022.
However, the report also emphasized that the security vulnerabilities of the world’s most popular web browser, Google Chrome, “were detected and patched in time before being discovered and exploited by hackers”.
The Firefox browser was also found to have 117 security holes so far this year. Next is Microsoft’s Microsoft Edge with 103 security holes, an increase of 61% compared to the total number of security holes discovered in the whole of 2021.
On the contrary, the Atlas VPN report confirms that Apple’s Safari is the least threatened web browser when it has only discovered 26 security holes since the beginning of the year. In particular, Opera browser has no detected security holes.
Statistics on the number of security holes on some web browsers from the beginning of the year to this year. Photo: Atlas VPN
Note further that Atlas VPN’s report focuses on the number of security holes appearing in web browsers, not analyzing the severity of the security flaws. “However, the more security holes a web browser has, the more vulnerable it is to hackers,” StatCounter said.
Google Chrome is currently the world’s most popular desktop web browser, accounting for 65.7% of the global desktop market share. Second is Apple’s Safari with 18.66% market share, Microsoft Edge ranks third with 4.32% market share, followed by Firefox and Opera with 3.14% and 2.25% market share, respectively. part.