Web browsers such as Firefox, Microsoft, and Google are trusted but bear in mind that any browser with inundated plugins pave way for vulnerability.
It might be difficult to explicitly state that Google, Firefox or any other browser is the best, but certain factors could help in determining the browser that is better or best.
Undoubtedly, this question remains relevant and critical to anybody who surfs the internet, because lots of attacks have been launched on the web.
In some cases, hackers could launch attack directly to the browsers instead of the user and that poses a serious threat.
To figure out the best browsers, the frequency of updates, market share, security, add-ons and others are critical especially this percent digital age. 2017 the most secure browser is one that has frequent updates,
For instance, if there a browser has frequent vital updates around privacy and security; it could be less vulnerable to cyber-attacks. You also consider plugins of which you could customise.
However, a look at the present global web browsing market share reveals that Google Chrome takes the lead, while Internet Explorer seconds it.
A house name web browser indeed! everyone virtually uses Google Chrome. This browser would be considered to be ahead of other browsers because it has about 58.53 percent global market share and updates every 15 very days.
Key features that add up to Chromes qualities include Sandboxing function, add-ons related to security and their availability such as the Gmail blocks and JS attachments.
Emphatically, the release of updates is critical to averting imminent cyber-attack risks.
New updates come with different security upgrade feature, and that is one of the reasons Chrome is considered first before any other browser. It updates every 15 days while some browsers updates every month.
This web browser is also favourite, but it has experienced some constant drops in user base. Microsoft, with the release of Windows 10 believes that the browser is the safest, no doubts about its security packages.
Internet Explorer updates every 30 days or more. Regarding security and privacy options, it adds extensions to a blacklist for malicious actions. This web browser is the second leading global leader after Chrome with 19.17 market share.
Making your Browser Secure
Irrespective of what the web browsers offer the users, it is critical to start developing a bit strategy to make browsers more secure. If a file is downloaded, a security model could be devised to checkmate if the data have malicious intents.
More so, a URL checker could be designed to discover and push out malicious websites
Berta Bilbao, a Malware researcher at SensorsTechForum, agrees that one can make a browser more secure by adding filters to its search engine, adding layers of safety such as a virus check when downloading files.
From all indications, Chrome seems to be taking the lead, however, the earlier you start making your web browser more secure than what the browser offers, the better.