More and more discovered vulnerabilities in browsers’




More and more discovered vulnerabilities in browsers’

More and more discovered vulnerabilities in browsers, according to a report by the National Cyber ​​Security Centre of the Dutch government. Last year, 623 registered vulnerabilities in browsers, while there were still 509 a year earlier.

A chart in the report also shows the National Cyber ​​Security Center that Google Chrome last year contained the most reported security problems, namely 258. Director Wil van Gemert of the NCSC notes that Google just one of the companies that best responds to reports of security problems. In addition, Google actively encourages researchers to report vulnerabilities and that researchers rewarded financially, which could explain the greater number of reported security problems. In Firefox, last year discovered 183 security problems in Safari 86. The number browserexploits that was discovered incidentally just took off: last year there were 16, while there were 84 in 2010.

Last year, the NCSC had many more vulnerabilities in content management systems: 86, while there were a year earlier than 20. Especially in WordPress, Joomla and Typo3, many security problems found. However, some of the errors located in plugins from other parties, and not in the CMS itself. Research by the NCSC also shows that a majority of websites are not the latest version of CMS used: only 38.6 percent is completely up-to-date. Slightly more than 16 percent is a version behind, and 45.2 percent are at least two security updates behind.

Steeds meer kwetsbaarheden in browsers

Vulnerabilities in browsers do not pose the greatest threat to the government and business, claims the NCSC. These are digital espionage and cyber crime. For example, governments and businesses attacked by criminals, for example by use of malware. According to the report criminals are getting bolder, such shocking images to include in ransomware, viruses block the PC of a user until a payment is made. In addition, governments and businesses attacked by other authorities, such as China, Russia, Iran and Syria. Van Gemert can not comment on whether these countries will specifically focus on the Netherlands.

The center, which was established to protect the Dutch government and critical infrastructure against cyber attacks also notes that end many responsibilities in the shoes get pushed to security. A citizen there is little to do, because he has the vulnerability of a system or because he knows too little of any influence, increasingly the report said.



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