Google Chrome is the safest browser to surf the Internet

In an international contest dedicated to hackers, Google Chrome proved to be the most difficult browser to penetrate. Microsoft Edge is the most vulnerable

Computer security passes mainly through browsers, the main tool used by users to connect to the Internet. And one of the most important pieces of advice that cybersecurity experts continue to give to Internet users is to keep browsers up to date.

The reason, as it is easy to guess, is quite simple: updates serve to correct errors and vulnerabilities. Bugs that, if discovered, could be exploited by hackers to compromise victims' devices. There are different browsers and not all of them offer the same level of security. Which ones should you choose? Normally the decision of users falls on the most popular ones: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari. A small number of privacy-conscious people opt for Tor, a browser that promises to protect users' data.

Chrome, an almost impenetrable browser

Back to the initial question. What is the most secure browser? According to some hackers, Chrome would be impenetrable. Or rather, it would be more difficult to hack than Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox. This is what was discovered during Pwn2Own, an international competition where hackers challenge each other to see who is more able to discover security holes in some software. Among which, therefore, also browsers. And which one is the most vulnerable? Surprisingly, considering the premise with which it has been realized, the least secure browser has turned out to be Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge, hacked 5 times

During the contest, the browser that has replaced the little appreciated Internet Explorer, has been hacked 5 times. The security flaws exploited by hackers to breach Edge are different. Some of them have been found in the Chackra JavaScript engine. How to protect yourself? As mentioned at the beginning, the best weapon against hackers are updates. And Redmond will almost certainly fix these vulnerabilities soon.