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Security capabilities built into popular browsers are making it more difficult than ever for cybercriminals to carry out attacks using browser vulnerabilities, according to security experts. While the security improvements don’t make browsers bulletproof, recent hacking contests demonstrate the overall enhanced state of browser security. Microsoft, Mozilla and Google have all been developing support for substantial security capabilities in recent years that isolate critical components and help prevent attackers from using the browser as a stepping stone to a more substantial attack, says Chris Valasek, senior research scientist at Accuvant Labs. “It’s accepted that users will click on links and browsers will be exploited, but if you have something to contain the attack you are going to be much better off,” Valasek says. “As long as there are smart attackers out there with time on their hands they’re going to take vulnerabilities and create something to exploit them, but we’re seeing that it’s taking more time and more effort.” At RSA Conference 2012, Valasek... Access >>>
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