Your web browser is the program that you probably use the most to interact with the Internet. It is also a very important attack vector for malicious individuals who want to hack your PC or try to steal your information.
Not only your browser, but also the plugins in your browser should be kept up-to-date. Plugins are small add-ons for your browser which each add a certain functionality to the browser. Some well known plugins which are also the ones which you definitely want to keep up-to-date are:
- Adobe Flash Player
- Adobe Shockwave Player
- Java Plugin
- Microsoft Silverlight
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Tools to help you
Qualys BrowserCheck is a cross-platform and cross-browser SaaS service that scans the user's browser looking for vulnerabilities in the browser itself and its plug-ins. This tool will also help you fix the security issues discovered by the scan.