Patched browser - false security or security utopia that exists?
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Kaspersky Lab's recently released "Global Web Browser Usage and Security Trends" report sparks several important questions from a security perspective:
•Does the fact that (according to the study and third-party metrics services) Google's Chrome has the largest market share, make the Internet any safer?
•Does it really matter if Chrome users get the latest updates delivered to them, in an attempt by Google Inc. to shorten the "window of opportunity" for a malicious attacker to take advantage of the security vulnerabilities that could be exploited in the old version of the browser?
•Is Chrome the most secure browser on the market?
•What's the current situational reality in respect to the most commonly used tactics by cybercriminals attempting to infect a targeted host, and is a version of a particular browser relevant to their practices?
Let's start from the basics.