“All vendors are trying to implement the latest trends in the industry in order to remain competitive and face the challenges of the online world, and to react to vulnerabilities,” Sorin Mustaca, a data security expert at Avira, told TechNewsWorld.
“For example, two years ago, nobody thought of sandboxing plugins in a different process, and now everybody’s doing it,” Mustaca added. “And almost every week we see some new vulnerabilities discovered which get exploited. Vendors have to react immediately to these threats,” he said.
Browser vendors have to serve two categories of users, Avira’s Mustaca pointed out.
One is home users, who adopt new technologies very fast “because they always want the best, the fastest and the richest Internet experience,” he said. These users are the testers of new technologies.
The other category is corporate users. They have a very slow adoption rate, and will only change their browsers when they change their operating system, Mustaca stated.
“We are seeing right now the effect of this battle to release new versions faster — every week new vulnerabilities are made public,” Avira’s Mustaca said.
“Every bug fix and every new feature potentially introduces other bugs,” Mustaca elaborated. “And if the reaction time from browser vendors is expected to be closer to hours than days, as it was before, the situation can only become worse.”
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