German Government Endorses Google Chrome

In 2008, Germany’s Federal Information Security agency had warned the internet users to not use the Google Chrome. But now, the same agency has endorsed Chrome in its best practice guide for Cyber security.

Chrome has various advanced security features including the Safe Browsing, sandboxing for untrusted content, automatic updates and built-in Adobe Flash. The German agency highlights all these features in its guide and recommends users to use Chrome to reduce the risk of cyber attacks.

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BSI, the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security), says about Chrome,:

The browser that currently most consistently implements this protection is Google Chrome (https://www.google.com/chrome). Comparable mechanisms implemented in other browsers are either weaker, or non-existent. By using Google Chrome, in addition to the other mechanisms we mentioned, you can significantly reduce the risk of a successful IT attack.

Equally positive is the auto-update functionality of Google Chrome, which includes a bundled version of the Adobe Flash Player. By bundling it with Chrome, the Adobe Flash Player will also always be kept up to date. (via)

There is no doubt that Chrome is the best internet browser at the moment. Its auto-updating feature ensures that the users always use the most recent version, which fixes all bugs and security holes.

Mozilla and Microsoft are now working to bring similar automatic updates to their browsers. Pre-release versions of Firefox even have this “silent update” feature.