Your Browser and OS Do Matter for Network Security
By: Sue Marquette Poremba, IT Business Edge
I got to spend a number of days last week with some experts from
Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky has been in the news a lot lately, at the
forefront of a lot breaking news in IT security, like Flame. Eugene
Kaspersky also made headlines with his comments about Apple and its approach to security.
I was with them to learn more about Kaspersky’s release of its upcoming
Internet Security 2013, which will offer some very innovative
protections, I took note of two points that came up repeatedly by
speakers during their presentations and in private conversations. One is
that security education — as in getting people to understand the very
basics of security — is lacking. The other, which I’m going to touch on
today, is that the browser and OS you use do matter when it comes to
making sure your network is secure.
heard mixed comments about browser security — beyond the people who
still use outdated versions of IE, which everyone agrees is bad. Most
say that the browser you use doesn’t matter, while others warn to stay
away from IE in general.