Analysis: browser security

Friday, 2 March 2007, 11:06 AM EST

Default assumption: Browsers are insecure. If we had a dollar for every flaw we've seen exploited--repeatedly--that let malware overrun our networks, we might have enough to cover cleanup efforts. Last year, 51 exploits targeted poorly designed ActiveX controls alone, according to Symantec. That's up from just 15 in 2005. Yes, ActiveX is off in Internet Explorer 7 by default, but if your end users need Adobe Reader or Flash functionality, you're back in the line of fire.

At Network Computing.

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