There’s a lot of debate about which is the most secure web browser. Conventional wisdom says that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the most popular browser, is also the least secure because of the attention that hackers pay to it.
A new report says some conventional wisdom about browser security might be wrong, as a series of tests to choose the most secure browser delivered a result that may surprise many IT pros:
We reported earlier on a Google-sponsored study that named the search giant’s Chrome the most secure browser available. Now, other browser makers and security researchers are firing back with their own data.
Since a big chunk of the security threats companies face come from the Internet, IT must make sure users are running secure browsers. And as this recent security study shows, it’s not just the browser that matters, but also the extensions and add-ons users download.
There’s no one answer to the question of which web browser is the most secure, but most IT pros wouldn’t expect any of Microsoft’s offerings to be in contention.
Despite the fact that the browser’s almost a decade old and known to have security issues, a lot of businesses are still using Internet Explorer 6.
Despite dominating the market recently, Internet Explorer is now used by less than half of web users.
The latest version of Internet Explorer has gotten some pretty positive reviews, but Microsoft has warned businesses to wait before they upgrade.
Here’s some news that hasn’t been reported in a while: Internet Explorer’s market share has actually increased this month.
Here’s a warning straight from the browser’s maker: Internet Explorer 6 is past its expiration date.