Today’s cyberattacks aren’t the smash-and-grab tactics used in the past. Attackers are increasingly focused on acting on good intelligence for well-planned attacks – and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) is a favorite tool.
Browser security is one key to protecting an organization’s network, since the majority of security attacks come from the Internet. But security experts recently uncovered a flaw in a popular browser that could leave users open to a different kind of threat.
There’s a lot of debate about which is the most secure web browser. Conventional wisdom says that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the most popular browser, is also the least secure because of the attention that hackers pay to it.
The latest round of critical Java security bugs and new attacks has IT pros asking a familiar question: Is it time to kill the software platform for good?