How secure is your browser?

Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek talks about research which clearly shows that browser security is alarmingly bad. Browsers and plug-ins are frequently outdated and easily attacked.

The data was gathered by Browser Check, a free service which enables the end user to check the state of security of the browser. The results point the user to software updates that resolve security issues and offer recommendations in case a fix is not available.

Even though browser patching is very established and user awareness is growing, the basic data shows that roughly 70% of all BrowserCheck users were using a vulnerable browser.