most secure browser

Discussion in 'polls' started by spaceage, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    This topic "forced me" to read more about Chrome security and I ended up switching to it. Seems to me, that sandboxing in Chrome works better.
    Both IE and Chrome use multiprocesses from their main process, but in Chrome, they are really separate, closing a tab closes the process (sandbox).
    IE keeps process opened till shutdown, even when IE windows is closed, its process is still opened and it would have to be closed via taskmanager.
     
  2. captainron

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  3. PC__Gamer

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    IE8 64-Bit browser is the most secure,

    however, i use the 32-bit one which is still very good, i dont use the 64-bit one as it doesnt run flash, so kinda gets annoying.
     
  4. guest

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    Well... latest versions of these browsers are very secure:

    Internet Explorer 8 x64 - probably the most secure of all: no plug-ins, very isolated x64 processes + the other default security features like XSS filters, InPrivate filtering, Protected Mode + DEP + ASLR , the SmartScreen filters, LCIE and all the scrutiny that only the most used browser of the world passes.

    Opera 10.x - less security vulnerabilities/holes than other alternatives.

    Mozilla Firefox 3.x + well configured updated NoScript extension - still usable but with less open attack vectors.

    But these others don't seem to catch up:

    Google Chrome - still new code that needs more scrutiny to get solid. Doesn't have all security features of the previously mentioned browsers. Its sandbox was designed to prevent crashes (stability in mind), not to protect Chrome from complex malicious exploits.

    Apple Safari - large number of security features and still doesn't have all security features of the other alternatives.
     
  5. Spiral123

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    Ignoring the oxymoron, each have their strengths and weaknesses.
     
  6. Saint Satin Stain

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    On install with default settings it's Opera, but Firefox, Flock, and SeaMonkey with NoScript, BetterPrivacy, CS Lite or equivalent (SeaMonkey 2.0.2 has good built in cookie manager), and WOT are more secure. IE 8 is no slacker nor is
    K-Meleon with extensions the equivalent or same as other Gecko browsers.

    I don't like Opera for aesthetic reasons.
     
  7. YanK33

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    i was thinking why my PC came with a 64 bit IE Explorer,i uninstall the Java 64 bit app but i may give a try to my IE 64 bits :D
     
  8. Noob

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    Chrome seems kinda good, and they are (At least now) giving full support to it. So bugs can be fixed fast :D
    BTW, i'm a Chrome user
     
  9. Daveski17

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    I agree. I much prefer Iron (even if it has some little bugs sometimes).
     
  10. Daveski17

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    Out of the box I reckon Opera would be the safest (it's my default browser). Although IE 8 is probably fine if you are careful where you surf.
     
  11. ameyap

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    is there such a thing as a most secure browser. i feel ie8 full upto date is the most secure. but i could be wrong. no browser is fully secured
     
  12. Tarq57

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    IE8? Why on Earth?

    Have a look Here.
     
  13. guest

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    The vulnerabilities described on this Secunia Advisory are new (found in February/2010) and not very critical (level 3 out of 5). Patch Tuesday of March/2010 will probably fix them.

    Firefox 3.6 currently (02/20/2010) has highly critical (level 4 out of 5) vulnerabilities unpatched: http://secunia.com/advisories/38608/
     
  14. firzen771

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    well im just correcting u here, but i use Secunia PSI quite often and ive had security risk with 3 bars from IE for a month or so now, maybe theyre diff exploits than the current one, but thers been vulnerabilities according to Secunia for a while.
     
  15. abels

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    IMO Opera is safest browser althought I'm using Firefox.
     
  16. guest

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    + all these level 3 vulnerabilities in IE8 are mitigated if you are using Vista or 7 with default configurations (Protected Mode + DAP + ASLR on).
     
  17. nikanthpromod

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    The most secured browser is Sandboxed browser.
    No Browser is secure without sandbox;)
     
  18. Green Giant

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    My Bank has just offered Trusteer Rapport to its customers so that one can be sure that it is the Bank with whom you are dealing and not a rogue site.

    This software doesn't remove the need for other security software, but just adds another strand of protection.
     
  19. taleblou

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    Hi:

    For the safest browser it would be the "Comodo Dragon" browser which according to Comodo is a security browser based on google chrome. I am using it now and I love it.
     
  20. MrBrian

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    According to the winner of the past two Pwn2Own contests, Charlie Miller:

    Source: http://www.oneitsecurity.it/01/03/2010/interview-with-charlie-miller-pwn2own/
     
  21. Watasha

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    +1 I'm using the Dragon now and it only took about 2 days for me to uninstall Chrome.
     
  22. Cherub

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    What do I need to do to IE8 64 bit to make it more secure? Anything? Or will it be adequately secure right out of the box?
     
  23. Watasha

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    The best way to make IE secure IMO is not to use it. :D
     
  24. Cherub

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    lol. Well, my main browser is FF 3.6 with no script. I've tried Chrome but really didn't like it. Personal Preference thing, not anything really about the browser. I don't like IE either, or I should say I've gotten really fond of FF, but if the 64bit IE was more secure, I would use that specifically for online banking.

    Even though I have been on Wilders for a little while, I'm still very inexperienced on some of the tips everyone gives. But always looking to improve security.....just told to me in dumb enough terms for me to understand. lol
     
  25. linuxforall

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    IE8 on a fully patched Windows running under a Limited account with a good AV would be quite safe, Opera is the safest as per secunia. They don't have many unpatched old ones unlike others.
     
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