Security Investigate

Security Survey of Internet Browsers Data Managers

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Executive Summary

The paper analyses current versions of top three used Internet browsers and compare their security levels to a research done in 2006. The security is measured by analyzing how user data is stored. Data recorded during different browsing sessions and by different password management functions it is considered sensitive data. The paper describes how the browser protects the sensitive data and how an attacker or a forensic analyst can access it. Accordingly with browser market share,, the top three used browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

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