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browser updates

Modifying the executable code of the Web browser or the browser's plug-ins. The Web browser is the most vulnerable application when it comes to security, because Web pages contain programming code (see JavaScript). Any Web page that is merely viewed may damage the user's computer if the page contains malicious code, and the browser and operating system retain the vulnerabilities being exploited. This is why Web browsers and operating systems employ automatic updating to apply patches on a regular basis. See live update and browser plug-in.
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India, March 8 -- Google has released Chrome browser updates for both Android and iOS versions.
Mozilla's silent update service sidesteps Windows User Account Control, or UAC, to push updates in the background so that users receive browser updates without interrupting their work.
If a business does not utilise the latest web browser updates, the negative impact can be high.
There is also a risk that browser updates pushed out from the browser vendor may cause unpredictable Web application behavior since the platform on which the application depends is being changed.