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.