This is a relatively old tech story (it’s from three weeks ago), but I love it, so I just have to share it with you all.
Apparently there is an annual hackers conference called PWN 2 OWN, and at this conference the sponsors shell out big bucks ($15,000) for the fastest person or team to successfully hack a web browser. Hackers signed up for which browser they wanted to attempt, and then it was game time.
This year, Google sweetened the deal and offered $20,000 for anyone who could hack their Chrome browser. Nice.
To nobody’s surprise, Internet Explorer fared horribly, falling shortly after the contest began. But even before IE8 was defeated, Apple’s Safari browser was made the laughingstock of the internet browsing world.
It took exactly five seconds for someone to hack Safari.
Meanwhile, only two people signed up for a chance to take on Chrome, and they both backed out — not even willing to make an attempt at Google’s security. And Firefox was never compromised either.
Those results ought to give you a big hint about what web browsers would be the best to use. And I will say – not only is Chrome secure, it is small, sleek, and speedy as well. Go download it! Or at least get Firefox. Your computer and all your personal information will thank you.