Safari vs Chrome Security and Privacy: Which is better?

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  1. macappleguy8 macrumors member

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    Safari vs Chrome Security and Privacy: Which is better?
    I am looking to see what people think about Safari (9 to 10+) and Chrome (Version 52+) in regards to security and privacy. But specifically on MacOS and not on iOS or Windows. I have yet to find a compelling article on comparing both. Thanks!
     
  2. vkd macrumors 6502a

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    SRWare Iron is a secure version of Chrome with all the insecure parts taken out. It is available for macOS, Windows, Linux and Android. For macOS the latest is Version 52.0.2750.0 (64-bit). You can read about it on their website, just search for SRWare Iron.
     
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  4. vkd macrumors 6502a

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    If you are talking to me (you didn't indicate so), you can check on their website.
     
  5. funkymonkeyboy macrumors regular

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    I've checked and believe it's closed. I just wondered if you knew.
     
  6. macappleguy8 thread starter macrumors member

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    I wouldn't recommend using a "secure" version of Chrome. These forks of Chrome are never properly supported and usually result in potentially more risk than just using Chrome.

    I was really hoping to inspire a discussion of the in-depth pros and cons of various privacy and security features on the Chrome browser and the Safari browser ... sigh.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 31, 2016 ---
    I guess I'll have to attempt to get things going ...

    According to my research Chrome has excellent security and sandboxing features. But it's developed by Google who is known to harvest data from their various products.

    Safari is also considered secure, but there are those who argue that Safari is not updated often enough. Therefore more susceptible to possible vulnerabilities.

    Feel free to chime in and correct me where I may be wrong ... I look forward to seeing some of your comments.
     
  7. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Safari is updated every couple months with security updates. I would imagine it is simply updated when necessary. You can see the version history here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safari_version_history

    Personally I would never use Chrome if privacy is my goal. Security, maybe, privacy, no.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I would Safari, given Google products always phone home and reports various data elements on each user to help sell advertisements
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Chrome = google.
    Security? google? This is a joke, right?

    If I need a browser other than Safari, I use:
    - Firefox
    - Epic privacy browser
    - iCab
     
  10. macappleguy8 thread starter macrumors member

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    Google Chrome is actually very good with in regards to security. The problem is PRIVACY.
     

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