Monday, February 21, 2011

Some Browsers are Vulnerable to Hacker Attack

As many as 8 out of 10 web browsers were vulnerable to criminals burglarized because rarely updated. Thus the findings of researchers who successfully obtained. Most users claimed to have never committed a basic precautions by installing the patch to find security holes found in the browser. This will indirectly make the browser is vulnerable to attack.

This research was conducted by the Qualys, U.S. security company. This finding is made after the government estimates losses from crime to reach 3.1 billion euros per year.  If not included Plug-ins, security in browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari, not less vulnerable. Only 25 percent of the browser successfully tested in January and then claimed to have weaknesses that are not patched. This is because the browser is always updated automatically.

But the feature plug-ins, software add-ons that are owned by almost all web browsers for additional features such as video and interactive, was allegedly not very often updated automatically so that makes the user at risk. Plug-in with the target of cyber crime is Oracle's highest, with the percentage of approximately 40 percent of potential hacking. While the Adobe Reader plug-in, which lets users view documents in PDF format in the browser Windows, was second with 32 percent of the potential safety and need to be updated most frequently.

Apple's Quicktime media player plug-ins are third on the level of network security vulnerabilities approximately 25 percent.  In January, the giant networking company Cisco claims that security vulnerabilities occur in the Java software, and it is very profitable for a hacker who can control the browser from the remote prison and allows cyber criminals to steal sensitive data such as bank account information of users.

Cisco also said that Java will remain a potential target of hackers because the users are not too much attention to the importance of patching the Java. Java update itself last patched last October with about 29 issues of vulnerability, called Oracle very critical. Security experts expect the latest generation of browser and website to help solve this problem since the introduction of HTML5 can be interpreted, many of the functions provided by plug-in will work on browsers automatically updated.

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