When arriving at the Browserscope
Web site, the first thing you see is test results comparing many aspects of the major Web browsers. Since this post is about Web-browser security, I’d like to focus on the Security tab. As can be expected, there are many tests in just that tab. This link explains their inner-workings
A Web site called BrowserSPY.dk
performs the same checks, plus an additional 64 tests. Sadly, BrowserSPY does not offer fixes. But it does a credible job of explaining how much information is free for the taking when visiting a Web site.
The PC Flank
Web site incorporates several tests that look at overall computer security as viewed from the Internet. The checks include Stealth Test, Advanced Port Scanner Test, Trojans Test, Exploits Test, and Browser Test. Once more, I want to focus on testing the Web browser. PC Flank tries to determine whether the Web browser gives up any personal information, location details, or specifics about your ISP.
If you don’t mind, Qualys BrowserCheck
needs to install a plug-in. That’s how it looks for weaknesses in the Web browser, associated extensions, and ancillary applications. Checking aftermarket add-ons may seem like overkill, but it’s not. Attackers are finding vulnerable TPV code
an easy way to gain access.