Report Finds Firefox Security Lacking
December 12, 2011 by Daniela Vaseva Source article

The security firm Accuvant reported the results from a recent study regarding the security features of the top three web browsers. The report says that Mozilla’s Firefox is missing many modern security safeguards while Internet Explorer was rated nearly as secure as Google Chrome.


According to the report Firefox security was found lacking in three key areas:

  • Sandboxing - A technology which limits how much access an exploit has to the target machine.
  • Just-In-Time (JIT) hardening - Technology which prevents malicious JavaScript code on a website from compiling code on the target computer.
  • Plug-in security - This limits how much access plug-ins have and also prevents the download of malicious add-ons.

Firefox also topped the list when it came to critical vulnerabilities.

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