Bombarded Browsers: More Flaws, But Quicker Fixes

Vulnerabilities Up 17 Percent In 2012

Vulnerabilities discovered in the most popular browsers increased in 2012. Coding errors in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera Software's Opera and Apple Safari increased 17 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to Danish vulnerability clearinghouse Secunia, which issued its analysis last week. There were 739 vulnerabilities discovered last year, the firm said, but noted that patches were quickly made available. Secunia said 84 percent of all vulnerabilities in 2012 were patched the day they were disclosed, a 12 percent increase over 2011.

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