Jack Mannino, CEO at nVisium, a Falls Church, Virginia-based application security provider, notes, that because web browsers interact with many different software packages on an operating system, it makes it impossible for a single product to protect web users from all conceivable attacks delivered through the browser.
Mannino adds, “Attackers will continue targeting web browsers because this remains a great entry point to compromising endpoints inside of an organization. Browsers are a great way to deliver exploits across a variety of technologies supported by browser extensions and plugins. Web browsers tend to be patched faster in many organizations than other applications and packages. Extensions tend to be updated less frequently, with less enterprise controls enforced for hardening these additional attack surfaces.”