Which is the most secure browser around? According to a newly released study by Accuvant, that's Google's Chrome. The Google-commisioned research emphasizes on several key points that would make up a secure browser, namely the integration of sandboxing, plug-in security, JIT hardening, ASLR, DEP, GS and URL blacklisting. Key summary point: The URL blacklisting services offered by all three browsers will stop fewer attacks than will go undetected. Both Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer implement state-of-the-art anti-exploitation technologies, but Mozilla Firefox lags behind without JIT hardening. While both Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer implement the same set of anti-exploitation technologies, Google Chrome’s plug-in security and sandboxing architectures are implemented in a more thorough and comprehensive manner. Therefore, we believe Google Chrome is the browser that is most secured against attack. Related posts: Internet Explorer 9 … [Read more...] about New study claims that Chrome is the most secure browser
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Vulnerability Review 2015, released this week.This represented an 18 percent increase in vulnerabilities and a 22 percent increase in programs compared with 2013. But if you asked people to name the programs with the most vulnerabilites, they probably wouldn't get them right... unless they'd read an earlier Secunia report.Google Chrome headed the list with 504 vulnerabilities, followed by Oracle Solaris (483), Gentoo Linux (350) and Microsoft's Internet Explorer (289). Apple's Mac OS X placed 13th with 147 vulnerabilities, with Microsoft's Windows 8 in 20th place (105).Only two Microsoft programs made the Top 20 list of core programs, which was dominated by IBM, with eight entries. Tivoli Endpoint Manager was Big Blue's worst performer, with 258 vulnerabilities earning it 8th place. It was followed by Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (231), IBM Websphere Application Server (210), IBM Domino (177), IBM Lotus Notes (174), IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager For Transactions … [Read more...] about The programs with the most security vulnerabilities in 2014 were not the ones you think
Google Chrome is the most secure browser in the world, according to a Google-commissioned study by Accuvant LABS. You'll can read the entire, deeply technical 100-page report, but we just wanted to point out Accuvant's unusual benchmarking. Accuvant emphasized anti-exploitation techniques – for which Chrome is known after surviving several Pwn2Own hacking competitions – embedded in each browser. This is fundamentally different from other browser security comparisons that prioritize vulnerability report counts and URL blacklists. “Accuvant LABS’ analysis is based on the premise that all software of sufficient complexity and an evolving code base will always have vulnerabilities,” it wrote. “Anti-exploitation technology can reduce or eliminate the severity of a single vulnerability or an entire class of exploits. Thus, the software with the best anti-exploitation technologies is likely to be the most resistant to attack and is the most crucial … [Read more...] about Google Chrome Tops List of Most Secure Browsers in Google-Commissioned Study
All of us like to think we use the safest web browser possible whether it's Chrome, Firefox, or any other of the many options. Each has their pros and cons, but is there one browser that can carry the unquestionable title of most secure? According to Skybox Security, the answer is: no. What Makes A Browser Secure?Even tackling this question is hard, as the security experts admitted, because how do you begin to measure security of a web browser? Skybox Security decided to take a few different metrics into account including fewest exposed vulnerabilities, most published (and patched) vulnerabilities, and the shortest time between security patches. Based on the number of vulnerabilities published on each web browser since January 2013, Opera is the winner. Does this mean Opera's software developers are doing better jobs than the ones over in Microsoft or Google? Skybox Security doesn't think so; Opera's market share is around one percent so there's probably not a lot of interest in … [Read more...] about Are You Using The Most Secure Web Browser?
Raise your hand if you're running the most secure browser right now. Google Chrome users: Your arms are going to get tired. Internet Explorer users: You're close, but you can safely put your arms down. But Mozilla Firefox users, no need to wave your arms like a student trying to get a teacher's attention – according to a new browser security study from Accuvant, you don't have much to brag about at all. Accuvant's study, released Friday, ranks the "big three" browsers in that order in terms of their overall security features: Chrome's first, IE's second, and Firefox is dragging along in third, with Accuvant rating four of the seven security features tested in Firefox either "unimplemented" or "ineffective." To note, the study—while independently and objectively assessed, said Accuvant—was funded by Google. As for the raw details, Accuvant's study didn't just focus on the sheer number of published vulnerabilities that a browser has at the time of testing. … [Read more...] about Study Ranks Mozilla Firefox Third for Browser Security, Chrome First