According to cyber security research and studies, it makes that web browser is the most targeted application ever. Web browser is the solution for delivering web application from web server. Web browsers attacks and hacking are common from hackers who are targeting confidential data (online accounts) logged in a service website on web browser.
Individuals and entities had suffered several attacks and loss through the use of web browser. It is very important to know and able to recognize what are common attacks and hacking method used by hackers to attack web browser in order to steal information or cause damage. Most browser hackers intention is to spy or steal confidential information, steal or damage data.
Common Attacks on Web Browsers include:
- Man-in-the-middle Attack: Man-in-the-middle Attack can be used for spying information running on web browser. Hacker can also steal confidential information like username and password on email, social media, net banking, etc. Continue reading
- Malware Attack: As web browser allows you to read, link and download from the internet, it is possible for hacker to embed malicious software (malware) that runs automatically in web page you visit, link you click or software you download. In cyber security, we have various types of malware but type of malware commonly used by hacker to attack web browsers is known as Browser parasite. Browser parasite is also known as advertisement software – adware or malvertising program, it is unwanted media inform of image, flash, video or link that appears on web browser. Continue reading
Above mentioned attacks are common attacks usually used for attacking web browsers in order to damage, spy or steal confidential information. Cyber security study has clearly revealed the security solution for web browser to remain secure against any cyber attacks. To remain protected from these attacks, it is very important to know how to secure your web browser against cyber attacks from hacker and also apply basic security settings on popular web browsers. Negligence of web browser security may lead to huge financial and confidential data loss by individuals, institutions and entities.