Google Chrome Wins Most Vulnerable Browser in 2022, with 303 Vulnerabilities Recorded YTD

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Google Chrome is the browser with the most reported vulnerabilities in 2022, making it one of the more dangerous browsers to use, according to numbers derived from VulDB, a vulnerability database. Chrome tops the charts with 303 vulnerabilities, followed by Firefox and Edge, which are listed with 117 and 103 vulnerabilities, respectively, while Safari is listed with 26. Opera is seemingly one of the safest browsers, with 0 vulnerabilities.

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From an Atlas VPN report:

According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, the world’s most popular browser Google Chrome also has the most reported vulnerabilities, with 303 vulnerabilities discovered year to date. Google Chrome is also an all-time leader with a total of 3,159 cumulative vulnerabilities.

The numbers are based on the data provided by the VulDB vulnerability database. The article overviews vulnerabilities submitted to the database from the 1st of January 2022 till the 5th of October 2022. The research focuses on the total number of vulnerabilities (including vulnerabilities with fixes) but does not analyse the severity of vulnerabilities.

Regardless, Chrome remains the dominant browser. The latest statistics from StatCounter suggest that Google’s option enjoys a worldwide market share of over 65%, followed by Safari, which has captured nearly 19% of users. That’s followed by Edge at 4.32% and Firefox at 3.14%.

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