Tag: browser extensions

Adobe Flash player

Moving On From Adobe Flash

With any web technology there comes a time to move on to the next level. Adobe Flash is notoriously insecure, resource intensive, and poorly supported on mobile devices. The process for phasing out Flash has been underway for some time, and now may be an advantageous time for developers and end users to move on from Adobe’s long-time media platform.

This week we’ll discuss:

  • The reasons you may want to move on from Adobe Flash
  • What alternatives exist and their advantages
  • What you can do specifically as an end user and site owner

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browser-security

How Browser Security Can Help Website Security

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 will discuss browser security, and how it can impact website security. As a website is the portal to a company’s online presence and resources, a browser is the entryway into a user’s workstation computer and the data within.

Just How Important Is Browser Security?

The link between browser security and website security is not conflated. Here at SiteLock, 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.  Every website owner and web developer is sure to use a browser, most likely multiple browsers, to access the website hosting or accessing site files and credentials.  Again, the browser is the portal from the open web to the workstation.   Below, we’ll cover the steps necessary to better secure this entry point.

 

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