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Windows 7: Browser Security

11 May 2012   #1
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Browser Security

Any of y'all ever use this:

https://browsercheck.qualys.com/

Checks for browser vulnerabilites. You can do a quick scan directly from the page, or a more in depth check if you download and use the plugin. Must be run from each browser that you use. IE 64-bit not supported.

Particularly interested if you also use Secunia's PSI or similar, and how their outputs compare.


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11 May 2012   #2
koolkat77

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Nice stuff. Thanks Sibbil.
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12 May 2012   #3
A Guy

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I have not used it for a long time as I do use PSI, and it is much more thorough. It is nice for a quick check of the most vulnerable addons, but for in depth, and more comprehensive, you want PSI. A Guy
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12 May 2012   #4
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Apreantly it says 2 security issues, that i don't have adobe flash player and adobe shockwave updated . Thanks for this thread and I didn't know about this plugin,using it in firefox.
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12 May 2012   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Use PSI.
Do not download the beta version but rather the normal version.
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12 May 2012   #6
A Guy

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M1GU31 run the Firefox plugin test, it lists more.

Firefox Web Browser

A Guy
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12 May 2012   #7
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I have not used it for a long time as I do use PSI, and it is much more thorough. It is nice for a quick check of the most vulnerable addons, but for in depth, and more comprehensive, you want PSI. A Guy
I use PSI too, as well as Belarc. I'm aware that PSI is more comprehensive, as Qualys is focused on browser security only. I'm just wondering if anyone has ever noticed Qualys identifying something that PSI didn't.

I noticed this month that Belarc was days late, PSI had most patches but one was at least a day late, Qualys was on the money.
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12 May 2012   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Five apps for testing browser security

NOTE: Looks like the last link on the page (Scanit) doesn't work, so make that 4 apps...

Quote:
Like any other piece of software, Web browser code can and does contain vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals like vulnerabilities. They’re the soft underbelly of any application.

I know five Web sites that are committed to keeping browsers free of vulnerabilities. These Web sites evaluate browsers for weaknesses and determine how freely private information is to be had. On top of that, all but one offer advice on how to make the tested Web browser secure.

Why five, you may ask. Well, I agree there is some overlap. But I found that each site manages to give a slightly different picture. I’ll introduce them and let you pick your favorites.
Five tips for testing Web browser security | TechRepublic
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12 May 2012   #9
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
M1GU31 run the Firefox plugin test, it lists more.

Firefox Web Browser

A Guy
seems i'm ok I believe although it doesn't recognize some but I know the battlefield one is for a game client that use the browser. The other ones idk what they are for.


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12 May 2012   #10
kado897

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PSI has an inconsistency. In the main program section it says both IE9 and Opera are OK but in the browser section it flags both as being insecure (not the plugins the browsers themselves).
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