The browser is the central component for using any online service on the Web and therefore is the most critical attack surface for cyber attacks. Therefore, if possible, you should use a browser with sandbox technology. 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.
In addition to Chrome’s sandbox, the guide also highlights the importance of Chrome’s auto-update feature:
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.
On the eve of Safer Internet Day, security on the web still faces a variety of challenges. We hope our efforts to improve the security and privacy of our users continue to help make the web a better place.
Posted by Dr. Wieland Holfelder, German Extraordinaire, and Travis McCoy, Security Aficionado