Flaws in web browsers are on the rise – and cyber criminals are taking advantage of them by writing malicious code that often result in damage to an end user’s system and/or loss of data.
Zero-day vulnerabilities in web browsers are also on the rise. These vulnerabilities are among the most dangerous because patches aren’t available from vendors.
Why Browsers Are Vulnerable
Chrome has over 5 million lines of code.
Firefox has over 12 million lines of code.
Flaws anywhere in the design and implementation of the browser can lead to an exploit that is usually used to compromise the entire machine.
And that’s the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Each of these applications has hundreds of plug-ins, each containing line after line of code, comprising its own attack surface.
In 2014, Kaspersky reported that 42% of endpoint exploits were attributable to browser-based exploits.
Web browsers provide a window into data and information end users need to get their work done on a daily basis. But how can users get the information they need – and simultaneously ensure that their systems are not damaged?
By running your users’ web browsers in a secure virtual container, Invincea prevents attackers from leveraging zero-day exploits and executing malicious code, even previously unknown or file-less malware.