Sunday, 28 August 2011

How good is your browser security?

So, if you are reading this blog, you are probably interested in IT security (or insecurity, otherwise you are in the wrong place).

Is your browser secure?

This is a great resource for testing browser security:

https://browsercheck.qualys.com/

Run the above test on each of the browsers on your system (IE, Firefox, Chrome etc)

If all is well you should get a screen which looks something like this:

 

If you get a red bar, you are not up-to-date, and probably not fully secure for browsing. If this is the case then I recommend you should to follow the on-screen instructions to get this fixed.

I would be interested to see how many people pass on the first attempt, and what measures others needed to take to get up-to-date.

For me, I run Backtrack 5 R1 (Linux), I needed to update Firefox, and the flash-plugin.

I have added explanations of how to upgrade to Firefox 6.x and also update the Flash plugin in my "Backtrack 5 R1 notes" at the following location:

http://insidetrust.blogspot.com/2011/08/backtrack-5-r1-some-things-fixed-some.html

I recommend anyone who is using Backtrack 5 R1 to apply the updates to help make their system more secure.

I also run chrome on this system, and my chrome status looks like this (Shockwave Flash 11.0 is currently pre-release)


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