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Google Chrome is Most Secure Web Browser, German Government Says

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by Staff Writer
, 07 Feb 2012News

The team behind Google's Chrome browser received a high accolade recently, after the German government named Chrome as the most secure web browser.

The announcement came in the form of a best security practices guideline from Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), and it emphasized how Chrome was the best browser around today so far as security standards are concerned.

The BSI particularly praised Chrome's anti-exploit sandbox technology - the feature which alienates the browser from the rest of the operating system, thus preventing any malicious web based elements from infecting other crucial components of the host OS.

In addition, the silent update mechanism as well as the built in Adobe Flash components were also termed by the BSI as rather impressive for ensuring online security for users.

"This [sandbox] protection is implemented most consistently in Chrome...[and] similar mechanisms in other browsers are currently either weaker or non-existent," the BSI said in its report, as reported by the Computer World.

"By using Google Chrome in conjunction with the other measures outlined above, you can significantly reduce the risk of a successful IT attack," the agency concluded.

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