Germany's cyber-security agency recommends Firefox as most secure browser

    Date17 Oct 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    Germany's BSI tested Firefox, Chrome, IE, and Edge. Firefox was only browser to pass all minimum requirements for mandatory security features. Learn more:

    Firefox is the only browser that received top marks in a recent audit carried out by Germany's cyber-security agency -- the German Federal Office for Information Security (or the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik -- BSI).

    The BSI tested Mozilla Firefox 68 (ESR), Google Chrome 76, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge 44. The tests did not include other browsers like Safari, Brave, Opera, or Vivaldi.

    The audit was carried out using rules detailed in a guideline for "modern secure browsers" that the BSI published last month, in September 2019.

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