Google Chrome labeled the most vulnerable browser of 2022

With 303 vulnerabilities and a cumulative total of 3,159 vulnerabilities as of 2022, a new report said that Google Chrome is the most vulnerable browser available.
Google Chrome is one of the most widely used internet browsers. (Representative image)
Google Chrome is one of the most widely used internet browsers. (Representative image)0C70 PR0 (Wikimedia Commons)

With 303 vulnerabilities and a cumulative total of 3,159 vulnerabilities as of 2022, a new report said that Google Chrome is the most vulnerable browser available.

According to a report by Atlas VPN, these figures are based on data from the VulDB vulnerability database, covering January 1, 2022, to October 5, 2022.

Google Chrome is the only browser with new vulnerabilities in the five days in October. Recent ones include CVE-2022-3318, CVE-2022-3314, CVE-2022-3311, CVE-2022-3309, and CVE-2022-3307.

The CVE program tracks security flaws and vulnerabilities across multiple platforms. The database does not list details for these flaws yet, but the report said they can lead to memory corruption on a computer.

Google Chrome has been placed just above Mozilla Firefox, another widely used browser. (Representative Image)
Google Chrome has been placed just above Mozilla Firefox, another widely used browser. (Representative Image)Wikimedia Commons

Users can fix these by updating to Google Chrome version 106.0.5249.61.

Mozilla's Firefox browser is in second place for vulnerabilities, with 117 of them.

Microsoft Edge had 103 vulnerabilities as of October 5, 61 percent more than the entire year of 2021. Overall, it has had 806 vulnerabilities since its release.

Next is Safari, which has some of the lowest levels of vulnerabilities. For example, in the first three quarters of 2022, it had 26 vulnerabilities, and its number of cumulative vulnerabilities was 1,139 since its release, the report said.

Google Chrome is one of the most widely used internet browsers. (Representative image)
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Meanwhile, the Opera browser had no documented vulnerabilities so far in 2022 and only 344 total vulnerabilities.

As of May 2022, Safari reached over a billion users, and Apple has been working hard to make sure its browser is secure and safe to use. (KB/IANS)

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