“Google Chrome offers more protection against online attacks than any other mainstream browser, according to an evaluation that compares exploit mitigations, malicious link detection, and other safety features offered in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox,” Dan Goodin reports for The Register. “‘We found that Google Chrome did the most sandboxing,’ Chris Valasek, who is a senior research scientist for Accuvant, told The Register. ‘It restricted the movements more than any other browser. Internet Explorer came up a close second because it implemented a sandbox where you could do certain things but you were allowed to do more things than you could in Chrome. Lastly, Firefox came in last because it didn’t implement a sandbox yet.'”
Goodin reports, “The report was commissioned by Google, but the authors insist they had complete autonomy in deciding what metrics to use and what conclusions they made… The report refers to sandboxing as a ‘standard best practice within many popular applications’ …Even Apple, which commands a tiny fraction of the browser market, implemented a robust sandbox in versions of Safari that run on Lion, the latest release of OS X.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]