Test your browser security

In: Browsers

4 Feb 2004

Scanit, a Brussels-based security company, has put online a Browser Security Test which tests for vulnerabilities in your web browser. There is a complete listing of the tests they run should you be interested.

I ran the test on 3 of my the big browsers (for the Windows platform, that is) and collected the results.

Results for Firebird 0.8.0+ (20040202) WinXP:

The Browser Security Test is finished. Please find the results below:
High Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Medium Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Low Risk Vulnerabilities 0

Results for Opera 7.23 WinXP:

The Browser Security Test is finished. Please find the results below:
High Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Medium Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Low Risk Vulnerabilities 0

Results for IE 6.0 WinXP:

The Browser Security Test is finished. Please find the results below:
High Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Medium Risk Vulnerabilities 0
Low Risk Vulnerabilities 0

Seems like all my browsers are safe. However, as this thread at SitePoint Community Forums shows, IE needs to be patched with the latest security patches (as mine has been) to protect it from severable major security flaws. If you haven’t, do so now by going to Windows Update in an Internet Explorer browser!

2 Responses to Test your browser security

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atog

February 4th, 2004 at 5pm

browser security test
Test Your Browser’s Security Now! i’m using The Next Generation Browser so obviously it passed all tests (30) :p via Cheah Chu Yeow…

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nephilim

February 4th, 2004 at 5pm

Test Your Browser Security
I just ran this test on my browser (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7a) Gecko/20040119 Firebird/0.8.0+) and surprise surprise: The Browser Security Test is finished. Please find the results below: High Risk Vulnerabilities 0 Medium…