Evaluating the manageability of web browsers controls

Alexios Mylonas, Nikolaos Tsalis, Dimitris Gritzalis

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The proliferation of smartphones has introduced new challenges in web browsing security. These devices often have limited resources and small size, which may limit the security 'arsenal' of their user. This, however, does not seem to deter smartphone users from accessing the Web via their devices. On the same time, the popularity of browser-based exploits among attackers is also on the rise, especially in the form of Blackhole exploit kit, i.e. frameworks that attack browsers using 0-day exploits (e.g., in Java, Flash). In this context, the paper contributes by comparing the availability and manageability of security controls that are offered by popular smartphone and desktop browsers. It also provides insights about their preconfigured protection against web threats.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and Trust Management - 9th International Workshop, STM 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event9th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management, STM 2013 - Egham, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sept 201313 Sept 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8203 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management, STM 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Control
  • Exploit
  • Privacy
  • Smartphone
  • Web browser security


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