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Web browsers are one of the main ways that malware finds its way onto your machine. Tests carried out by NSS Labs looked at the five major players, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer to see which offers the best protection against more than 700 examples of real-world malware.
During the 2012 edition of the Hack in the Box (HITB) security conference in Amsterdam, we had the pleasure of speaking to Roberto Suggi Liverani, a researcher who focused his efforts on finding vulnerabilities in some of the most popular web browsers.
Security holes in web browsers are nor something new, but part of his research is based on finding flaws in Chinese web browsers, an area that hasn’t been targeted by many experts.
Take a look at what he discovered and the difficulties he came across while trying to report his findings to various vendors.
In an era when security is at the top of our minds, mobile web browsers seem to be lagging behind. There are few options for secure web sessions on smartphones, but a new iPhone app called Onion Browser is changing that. Onion Browser connects to the Tor network to encrypt all your data.
As Joomla grows in popularity as an open source CMS more and more individuals and businesses of all sizes rely on the platform to get their products and services online. In fact, more than 2.5 percent of websites are running on a Joomla CMS -- and for good reason.
Researchers at Microsoft and Indiana University have uncovered some serious security flaws in Web-based single sign-on (SSO) services that could allow access to users accounts. Citing poor integration by website developers, the report states that a lack of end to end security checks is the main reason for the issue.