A new report has named Google Chrome as the most secure web browser in the world, beating rivals Internet Explorer and Firefox.
The study, which was conducted by Accuvant, ranked the world's three most used web browser in terms of blocking malicious links and exploit mitigation among other security features, The Register reports.
According to the study, which was funded by Google but conducted independently, Chrome was the most secure web browser followed by Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the second spot and Mozilla's Firefox in the third.
Firefox users will be disappointed to know that 4 out of 7 security features tested in the web browser were either ‘ineffective' or ‘unimplemented'.
"While both Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer implement the same set of anti-exploitation technologies, Google Chrome's plug-in security and sandboxing architectures are implemented in a more thorough and comprehensive manner. Therefore, we believe Google Chrome is the browser that is most secured against attack," the report read.
Mozilla responded to the report by claiming that it spends a considerable amount of money on enhancing on the security of the web browser and will continue to do so in the future, claiming the Firefox's security was one of its top priorities.