Journal of Computer Science

Home Users Security and the Web Browser Inbuilt Settings, Framework to Setup it Automatically

Mohammed Serrhini and Abdelazziz Ait Moussa

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.159.168

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 2

Pages 159-168

Abstract

We are living in the electronic age where electronic transactions such as e-mail, e-banking, e-commerce and e-learning becoming more and more prominent. To access online for this services, the web browser is today’s almost unique software used. These days’ hackers know that browsers are installed into all computers and can be used to compromise a machine by distributing malware via malicious or hacked websites. Also these sites use JavaScript to manipulate browsers and can drive user system to failures. Each browser have inbuilt features setting that define his behavior, unfortunately most of end users are unwilling to enable or disable this features securely, because many of them still do not understand even basic security concepts nor variety of security technologies present in a browser. This study will deeply discuss specific modern browser inbuilt features settings and associated security risks and we present a framework developed to enhance user surfing safety by configuring automatically all installed browsers features settings securely, we call it Automatic Safe Browser Launcher, to solidify the claim, we check each browser before and after with free tool (browser_tests-1.03) which is a collection of test cases to test browser vulnerability. The more configured security features your browser has, the better protected you are from online threats.

Copyright

© 2013 Mohammed Serrhini and Abdelazziz Ait Moussa. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.