KthProg wrote:depends how you use the options.
Chrome really has almost no security options compared to IE and firefox whose options can be very specific.
As far as vulnerabilities, past vulnerabilities are meaningless since they're... in the past.
in IE right now I don't accept any cookies except ones I choose to, popups are blocked, it doesn't collect any history and deletes all collected information when I exit. It also doesn't cache any information (less performance but im less vulnerable). there are about 100 specific security options I cant even comprehend that are also all set to high for me.
So I really don't see how chrome could be more secure. it simply has too few security options, not to mention, its from a company that makes it money by collecting information.
what exactly is a zero-day vulnerability anyways?
also Im sure it was attacked for the same reason people make viruses for Windows instead of Macs.
A zero day is an exploit that has never been discovered before in something. It gets it's name because the developer of the software had zero days in order to address the issue, as it has never been found before. IE had recently had a zero day exploit that allowed malicious files/programs to be download from a website just by visiting the site, without the user knowing it or getting prompted for it before hand. The vulnerability is now fixed, but it took nearly a month for IE to fix this problem.
I believe that FF and GC also have the security abilities you stated above, except GC also loads sites up into a sandboxy, and IE does not. Look at how GC does this for added security.