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Google Chrome tops 'Dirty Dozen' vulnerable apps list

     
6:22 pm on Nov 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The Google Chrome browser has earned the dubious distinction of being named the most vulnerable application on the "Dirty Dozen" list of 12 applications with the most discovered software flaws


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8:03 pm on Nov 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I only use Chrome for testing purposes - but I think this kind of report is extremely misleading. A simple report count? How about severity of the flaw? How about how fast it was patched?

I don't for sure, but it smells like competitive FUD to me - nothing personal, J_RaD. It is a news story and worth discussing.
8:27 pm on Nov 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree with Tedster. The report seems a little unscientific, or at the very least, that article is a little unscientific (I don't know the severity of the flaws because that article failed to link to the actual report). I would not be surprised to learn that Chrome had a higher than average number of vulnerabilities, given how relatively new it is (though that doesn't prevent me from using it as my default browser), I just wish that article gave more details.

Interesting to note, the browser that everyone loves to pick on (with regards to security) is IE, which falls in at only 8th place, well below the vulnerabilities in competing browsers Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. But again, without knowing what those vulnerabilities are, this article is rather useless.
3:46 am on Nov 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Right - and IE often waits weeks to patch things if they don't consider the vulnerability critical.
 

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