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VULNERABILITY REVIEW - THE HIGHLIGHTS

Browser security - a snapshot

A look at vulnerabilities in the 5 most popular browsers - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

There has been a 19% decrease in the number of vulnerabilities discovered in the most popular browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

727 vulnerabilities were discovered in the 5 most popular browsers in 2013.

893 vulnerabilities were discovered in the 5 most popular browsers in 2012.

Internet Explorer has a market share of 99% percent, Firefox and Chrome are installed on 63% and 60% of PCs running Windows OS. Between them they have 641 vulnerabilities.

Patches are made available very quickly for vulnerabilities in browsers, which is positive because it indicates that browser vendors are serious about security.

Read more in the Secunia Vulnerability Review 2014. Download it here.

Vulnerabilities in the most popular browsers 2013
Vulnerabilities in the most popular browsers 2014

* See footnote

Show data for: 2013 2014

Distribution of vulnerabilities across the five most popular browsers
Distribution of vulnerabilities across the five most popular browsers

* Please note: You may notice minor differences in numbers published in 2014 and 2013. For example, the total number of vulnerabilities in 2012 in the Top 50 portfolio was recorded as 1,137 in the Vulnerability Review 2013. In the Vulnerability Review 2014, the total number of vulnerabilities in 2012 is listed as 1,166. The fluctuations are caused by amendments to Secunia Advisories after they were first published, and after the data was compiled for the Vulnerability Review.

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