I have used plenty of browsers with many different features. The question about internet security arises. Which browser is the most secure?
There are a few things to consider here - how much time does it take to patch vulnerabilities; does the browser block ads and/or has virus and malware scan integrated in it; does it track your personal data and if so, what kind and how, e.g. cookies...
In this article, we have covered some pretty interesting facts about the most popular browsers: http://sensorstechforum.com/which-is-the-most-secure-browser-for-2015-firefox-chrome-internet-explorer-safari/
So I have found out what time does it take for the most popular browsers to change their code, in order to patch vulnerabilities and exploits:
- Google Chrome - up to 15 days
- Maxthon Cloud Browser - up to 15 days
- Mozilla Firefox - up to 28 days
- Internet Explorer - up to 30 days
- Opera - up to 48 days
- Apple Safari - up to 54 days
Less used browsers such as Opera and Safari may need a longer time to update their code, but usually less vulnerabilities and exploits have been discovered for them in general.
WhiteHat Aviator, SRWare Iron and Maxthon have an Ad-blocker integrated with their default installation.
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Comodo Dragon and many others have an option to add an Ad-blocker as an extension, but also incorporate some basic virus protection for files downloaded.
What do you think? I am interested to see your comments on the matter!