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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Web Browser Safety - What Is Your Browser Doing behind Your Back?

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What Is Your Browser Doing behind Your Back?

by on ‎07-29-2013 08:00 AM

Browsers have become extremely complex over the last few years, so does everyone fully understand everything a modern browser does?  Of course everyone is familiar with the point and click, redirections, forms . . . normal Web stuff.  What you might not know, is that your browser does a lot of things automatically without you asking it to.  These “helpful” features represent potential security risks, and it’s important that you are at least aware of them, so you can adjust your browsing behavior accordingly.

The Trouble with Some Browser Optimizations

Modern browsers have a lot of optimizations to make sure your pages load quickly.  A few of the most interesting—and potentially harmful—optimizations are little known, but can represent serious breaches in privacy or undesired actions being taken without your knowledge.  Not necessarily because you are targeted by an attacker, but because you’re not aware that your browser is doing these things in the background.  

A few of these include:

1) DNS prefetching.


Web Browser Security
What Is Your Browser Doing behind Your Back? - J-Net Community
Researchers use browser to elude Vista memory protections
Mozilla Firefox 20 Improves Browser Privacy - Datamation
Chrome Gets 2nd Critical Fix in a Week - eSecurity Planet
Google Updates Chrome 30 for 50 Security Flaws - eSecurity Planet
How to Prevent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Attacks - eSecurity Planet
How to Prevent Remote File Inclusion (RFI) Attacks - eSecurity Planet
Which Browser is the Most Secure? - eSecurity Planet
WhiteHat Aviator: A browser for privacy and security, but is proprietary and for OS X only. WTH? |
Linux Today - Mozilla Firefox 20 Improves Browser Privacy
Majority Of Browsers Leave Fingerprints Online
How web-browser automation helps purveyors of malware - TechRepublic
Redirection and decryption of mobile traffic: Is your browser a MitM? | TechRepublic
How to be Safer and Speed Up Your Surfing with this New Security Feature in the Firefox and Chrome Browsers
A patched browser - false feeling of security or a security utopia that actually exists? | ZDNet
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