AV browser plugins and attack surface

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by xxJackxx, Mar 6, 2014.

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  1. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Unfortunately my googling hasn't provided a lot of information on the subject so I am hoping this will bring some interesting discussion... Do the browser plugins like is included with suites like Norton and Kaspersky increase the attack surface of your browser beyond their worth? I am seeing .dll files that lack ASLR support and things that make me wonder whether they bring more risk than benefit.
     
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    Search for "Protecting Browsers from Extension Vulnerabilities" in Google Scholar, then look at its "cited by" and "related articles."
     
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