Web Browser Flaws In Decline
The Web browser is consistently one of the paths of least resistance for attackers to gain access to a company's critical systems and files. Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox added automated patching features in their browsers and have been applying security updates across their user base much faster than in years past. IBM said the overall number of Web browser vulnerabilities fell 6 percent from 2011. Even with critical browser flaws increasing nearly 60 percent in 2012, attackers find it easier to target browser components frequently plagued with Web application vulnerabilities, IBM said.