Updated web browsers can help to prevent online security issue

The anonymous data collected from the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network revealed that 23 per cent of Kaspersky Lab’s customers do not use the latest stable or beta versions of web browser and 14.5 per cent of them have the previous version while 8.5 per cent of them still use obsolete versions such as Internet Explorer version 6 and 7.

Kaspersky Lab advises the consumers should keep their choice of web browser up-to-date, with the latest security fixes and new protection features which can prevent them from the cyber attacks due to the majority of current cyber attacks utilizing vulnerabilities in the web browser applications themselves or outdated plug-ins within the browser.

The findings also show Internet Explorer is the most popular browser (37.8% of users), closely followed by Google Chrome (36.5%). Firefox is in third place (19.5%).

by Alice Lee

Author: Terry KS

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