Apple’s Safari browser is among the least vulnerable browsers despite its low popularity among users in India, reveals data by Atlas VPN.
What Happened? According to an Atlas VPN report, Google Chrome, with over 66% worldwide market share as the most widely used desktop browser, has also become the most vulnerable browser in 2022, with 303 vulnerabilities reported so far this year. It also has the highest cumulative number of vulnerabilities of all time, with over 3,000 reported vulnerabilities.
On the other hand, despite being less popular than Chrome, Safari has only had 26 documented vulnerabilities in the first three quarters of 2022 despite having over a billion users and becoming the second most popular browser globally, according to Atlas VPN’s report. This low number of vulnerabilities makes Safari a safer browser option for those who prioritize online security and privacy.
That said, given Android’s popularity in India, the skew in Google Chrome’s favour among the Indian masses is understandable. According to Statcounter data, Safari’s market share in India is 2.59% compared to Chrome’s 88.71%.
When collated against ‘mobile and tablet operating systems share data’ in the country, Android commands 94.88% of the market while iOS stands in second place with just 4.33% of the pie.
That said, Apple’s surge in popularity in the country is rising with most premium smartphone buyers picking iPhones as their go-to choice, instead of an Android device.
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