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Browser security: Chrome has the most security vulnerabilities

Browser security: Chrome has the most security vulnerabilities

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Well, I did my occasional checking up on browser security over the past three months with the various browsers. 

Graphs and a better post can be seen at Jerry Nixon's blog, leave nice comments there, bad comments here. :)




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Ok here are the numbers (higher number is bad):

In conclusion:

Draw your own conclusions.  Will post all comments, but will delete spam and censor curse words as I see fit.  The usual thing.

  • Seemingly Google falls on its face but how many of these vuln's will require reboots of a win7+ workstation?  Yes it would be nice to be free of defects but thats not going to happen, so what I then want is something that cause the least amount of distruption of service.  

  • Tony, As always thank you for the comment.  I just want to be sure I understand your comments, you kind of left off at the end there.

    If I use Google, it is is less secure but doesn't cause disruption of service.  With the same kind of logic, the seat belt that I use in my car is disruptive as it takes time everytime I use it, but maybe once in the life of the car, it will be used, so maybe I shouldn't use it.  Of course the US law requires me to use the seat belt, but with my first car, a 1962 Ford Fairlane, I immediately installed seat belts using the existing strong points.  I always used those seat belts, my friends made fun of me all those years ago.  Never used them though, no accident.

    So I guess if you are ok with insecure browser that you precieve as being less disruptive, then use it.

    I wouldn't.  But then again I work for Microsoft, so my opinion is focused one way.  Good luck.

    Again, thank you and my comments were presented to be respectful.

  • The truth being that I don't know if chrome (I  have chrome installed but I use IE7+ only) requires a reboot to patch the listed security itssues.  So the point that I left off was that if you don't need to reboot you are probably more then likely going to deploy the fix now and not wait for the next patch cycle (thus being more secure).   Its like the difference between windows 2008 r2  vs windows 2008 r2 core sure core may have half as many security vulnerabilities but I still have to reboot monthly either way.  Really as far my enterprise is concerned reboots matter.  

  • You have to reboot every month?  Other than the Windows Service Pack 1 and some video drivers I had to install on my Windows 7, I have not had to reboot for a long time (of course I don't keep a log with Windows 7).

    Could you email this blog with contact information, there are other people on my team that have no sales goals etc. that might be able to evaluate what the situation is with your servers.

    Maybe I am naive, no strike that, I am naive, I know that was common with earlier versions of Windows Server, but didn't know that was still an issue, it sure could be.

    Wow, thank you Tony!

  • do this look at your SECURITY advisories for the last year regarding w2k8r2+ and look at how many require reboots.  I'd suggest there is at least 1 per month that requires a reboot.  

  • Oh right, I see what you mean, when you install the advisory you have to reboot the server, impacting your enterprise.  For some reason I didn't understand what you were saying, not because you wrote poorly (definitely not the case!) rather that I read poorly (apologies).

    So yes, if the advisories require a reboot, that can definitely impact an enterprise, and since I am a developer I have no idea the misery that can cause a responsible administrator.  

    Thank you for making sure I understood what you trying to say and I apologies for being so dense.

    Also, are you related to Tim Roth?


  • yes I'm related to tim roth,  ahh but which Tim Roth would you be referencing?

  • Hi Tim,

    TIm Roth the actor who was in Reservoir Dogs and the TV Show "Lie to Me".

  • figured and no I'm not.  Reservoir Dogs was a good movie, wasn't it?

  • Yeah, if you watch Lied to Me on Netflix, in the second season, they did a bunch of shows that you kept expecting them to call his character: Mr. White (I think that was his name in Reservoir dogs).

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