Web browsers have become the new killer app - serving as the platform for accessing our favorite personal and business applications in the cloud. As we've discussed previously on this blog and in our research, web browsers, and more often their plug-ins, represent significant vulnerability risks to individuals and organizations. This week we find ourselves in a unique point in time, when several major browser upgrades have been released (or are imminently upon us): Chrome 10, Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 9, Opera 11, Safari 5.
Many of the key enhancements include:
- rendering and standards compliance
- security and privacy, including 'do not track' provisions