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German gov't endorses Chrome as most secure browser

Gregg Keizer | Feb. 6, 2012
Germany's cyber security agency today recommended that Windows 7 users run Google's Chrome browser, citing the application's sandbox and auto-update features.

While Mozilla is making progress on silent updates for Firefox, the company won't wrap up the project until June at the earliest. Nor does Firefox include a Chrome-esque sandbox, although developers have been working on separating each tab's process, something Chrome also offers, to make its browser more resilient to crashes.

Worldwide, Chrome is more popular: StatCounter's data shows that Chrome's 28.4% share put it in second place behind IE's 37.5% but ahead of Firefox's 24.8%.

The BSI best practice guides for consumers and small businesses can be found on the agency's website. Both documents are in German.


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