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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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In addition to updating the five existing Tenable DBIR dashboards (Account Weakness, Browser Vulnerabilities, Incident Pattern Monitoring, Network and Host Security; formerly called Indicators of Compromise in 2015, and Vulnerabilities and Malware Collection), new dashboards and ARCs include:
They assume readers are familiar with operating systems and security concepts and recommend knowledge of penetration testing, threat modeling, and common Web application and browser vulnerabilities.
Exploit kits, such as Blackhole, are made to automate the exploitation of computers via web browser vulnerabilities and sell for up to $10,000-a-month.
Once installed, Trusteer Rapport removes existing financial malware from end-user machines and prevents future infections by stopping attempts to exploit browser vulnerabilities and install malware on the endpoint.
Botnets like Kelihos are created by the spread of malicious software, often via infected emails or web browser vulnerabilities.
They exploit browser vulnerabilities in piugins and built-in components.
They infiltrate computers, usually via e-mail, and they take advantage of the affected computers' Web browser vulnerabilities while spreading spam and viruses.
And on the black market [some] browser vulnerabilities can go for as much as $30,000.
According to comments posted by a Microsoft executive on a company security web site, the software giant is monitoring both the account control and browser vulnerabilities, but as yet has not observed any public exploitation or attack activity.
By taking advantage of Web browser vulnerabilities, particularly those found in Internet Explorer, spyware can secretly download and install itself onto your computer without your knowledge.
TippingPoint found more than twice the browser vulnerabilities than any other research organization.
Using this dashboard, organizations can eliminate unauthorized web browsers, patch browser vulnerabilities and disable vulnerable plugins, thereby reducing the likelihood of a data breach.