Has Chrome Struck Security Gold? -- Dark Reading. I have done everything I can to get you to stop using Internet Explorer, and to start using Google Chrome. I have wheedled, cajoled, warned, and blustered at you. But, still, many of you use the browser that came with your machine; probably because you don't want to try something new. Well, maybe this will change your mind. Apparently, a confluence of factors makes Chrome safer from hackers. It contains a built-in PDF reader that bypasses Adobe Reader, which is often the target of hacker attacks. It updates itself all the time, without user intervention, which means that new attacks are dealt with at the server level. Google employs some of the best software engineers in the world, and its business depends on security. These, and other reasons, should be enough to get you to switch. Shouldn't they?