Vulnerability Review 2016: Browser Security

Vulnerability Review 2016

Welcome to the Vulnerability Review 2016

The annual Vulnerability Review by Secunia Research at Flexera Software analyzes the evolution of software security from a vulnerability perspective.

It presents global data on the prevalence of vulnerabilities and the availability of patches, to map the security threats to IT infrastructures, and also explores vulnerabilities in the 50 most popular applications on private PCs.

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Browser security - a snapshot
A look at vulnerabilities in the 5 most popular browsers - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari

There has been a 44% increase in the number of vulnerabilities discovered in the most popular browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

1,114 vulnerabilities were discovered in the 5 most popular browsers in 2015.

1,076 vulnerabilities were discovered in the 5 most popular browsers in 2014.

Internet Explorer has a market share of 99% percent, Firefox and Chrome are installed on 64% and 66% of PCs running Windows OS. Between them they have 967 vulnerabilities.

Patches are made available very quickly for vulnerabilities in browsers, which is positive because it indicates that browser vendors are serious about security.

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Vulnerability Review 2016: Browser Security
Vulnerability Review 2016: Browser Security

1.Please note: You may notice minor differences in numbers published in 2016 and 2015. For example, the total number of vulnerabilities in 2014 in the 5 most popular browsers was recorded as 1,035 in the Vulnerability Review 2015. In the Vulnerability Review 2016, the total number of vulnerabilities in 2014 is listed as 1,076. The fluctuations are caused by amendments to Secunia Advisories after they were first published, and after the data was compiled for the Vulnerability Review.