Browser Security Case Study: Assessing Internet Browser Security With Fuzzing Tools

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Executive Summary

The Internet is used to provide a growing number of services like online banking and shopping, which transfer confidential information over the internet. This development has heightened user sensitivity to security violations. Most users use browsers to access these online services making browsers a critical part of the Internet communication infrastructure. A browser is reputation can be lost for a long time, if news of security vulnerabilities reaches the users. Thus, it is in the interest of browser vendors to test the security and robustness of their products proactively, before any problems occur. In this paper, the authors will describe how robustness testing techniques can be used to assess the security and robustness of internet browsers.

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