Study: Silent browser patches enhance security

From The H Security
Updating browsers without first asking users is apparently the most successful way of ensuring wide distribution for the latest version – thus minimising the number of vulnerable browsers. A joint study [techzoom.net] by Google Switzerland and the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich concludes that, if an update requires too much user interaction or effort, users will either abort the process or fail even to run it. Read the full story [h-online.com]

From The H Security

Updating browsers without first asking users is apparently the most successful way of ensuring wide distribution for the latest version – thus minimising the number of vulnerable browsers. A joint study [techzoom.net] by Google Switzerland and the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich concludes that, if an update requires too much user interaction or effort, users will either abort the process or fail even to run it. Read the full story [h-online.com]

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