Modern browsers are more than programs used to peruse the web. Browsers are tools used to communicate, develop, conduct financial transactions, and interact with government agencies. This week we discuss browser security and how it can impact website security, because as a website is the portal to a company’s online presence and resources, a browser is the entryway into a user’s workstation and the data within.
The link between browser security and website security is not conflated. We’ve seen many sites compromised through stolen FTP credentials, and entire company file stores lost to ransomware. Browsers were the likely point of entry of these compromises, and every website owner and web developer is sure to have a browser, likely multiple browsers, on the computer hosting or accessing site files and credentials. Again, the browser is the portal from the open web to the workstation, and we’ll cover the steps necessary to better secure this entry point.