Category: Security

How Secure Is Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera?

By | January 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Infoworld inspected all the major web browsers and got some really interesting points to say about each of them.

Here are conclusions for each of the web browsers (also, links to full articles):

How Secure is Internet Explorer?
IE has no peer in enterprise deployment features. Using the Internet Explorer 8 Deployment Guide, administrators can deploy and configure more than 1,300 IE-related settings via Active Directory Group Policy or the Internet Explorer Administration Kit. It is the only browser in the review to support Kerberos authentication over the Web. Continue Reading

New Apple Safari Vulnerability Discovered

By | January 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

Guy Brian has discovered a new Safari vulnerability which affects Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) users who haven’t changed default feed reader preferences.

This vulnerability allows phishing sites to silently read all the user data from hard drive without him knowing that.

There is however a workaround for Safari users on Windows OS. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

By | January 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer

Firefox

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 4th

By | January 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Web Browsers Security Handbook

By | January 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Now here is something quite informative. Browser Security Handbook published by Google.

As Google explains, the document is meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers.

The following browsers are included: Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

By | December 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 Is the Safest Web Browser

By | December 12, 2008 | 17 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 — Microsoft’s latest release, currently at the Beta 2 stage — was declared to be the safest (aka more secure than Firefox 3.1 Beta and Chrome Beta) but the least popular browser, according to a browser security survey.

On Wednesday, Utest, a social-networking and software testing company, announced the results of its Bug Battle browser contest. The event included participation from 1,330 security pros, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts, who found an alarming 672 bugs in the world’s top three Web browsers. Continue Reading

Trojan for Firefox

By | December 5, 2008 | 2 Comments

BitDefender has identified this new bit of holiday cheer as Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A.”

The trojan installs itself into Firefox’s add-on directory, registers itself as Greasemonkey, and begins searching your hard drive for passwords, login details, your World of WarCraft account information, and your library card number.

Once installed, the trojan is capable of identifying over 100 web sites. When an infected user visits a site the trojan recognizes, the parasite comes to life and records the login/password details being transmitted. Presumably it then goes back to sleep, quietly keeping an eye on further system activity.

For more details, check original post by ArsTechnica.

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Google Chrome Download Vulnerability

By | September 4, 2008 | 3 Comments

Google Chrome Download VulnerabilityUS-CERT is aware of a vulnerability that affects the Google Chrome web browser. This vulnerability is due to a default configuration that allows files to be downloaded without prompting the user. In addition, downloaded files can be opened with a single click, which could allow a user to inadvertently open a malicious file.

US-CERT encourages users to enable the “Ask where to save each file before downloading” option within the “Minor Tweaks” tab in the browser preferences. Continue Reading

Web Browsers Security Test

By | June 27, 2008 | 5 Comments

Web Browsers Security TestTime for yet another web browsers security article. So there’s a test called “Browser Security Test” which I found today and decided to run it on the latest stable web browsers releases. What about results?

Firefox 2.0.14 – All Passed
Firefox 3.0 – All Passed Continue Reading