In an annual report, ESET a major security company expressed approval to Microsoft‘s Edge browser. This is because Microsoft’s edge browser has no known exploit as it’s counterpart internet explorer 9.
Internet explorer 9 is known to have at most 109 known vulnerabilities with which 3 are being used by attackers .
The two most common types of exploit attacks in the Windows world are Remote Code Execution (RCE) and Local Privilege Escalation (LPE). The first is used by attackers to penetrate a system and the second to obtain maximum privileges on that system. In fact, RCE exploits are commonly used to target vulnerabilities in web browsers with the intention of downloading and running malicious executables – such attacks are called drive-by downloads.
In the report, they ended by saying that, users migrating to the latest version of windows (Windows 10) and installing latest updates stand the chance of not exposed to vulnerabilities and exploits.
This does not mean that there isn’t any exploit available, maybe no known. But it has resulted into attackers shifting their focus to other systems such as security cameras and routers.
It’s advisable to observant of websites you visit and download from and on top of it all get a good anti-virus program and make sure it’s up to date.