Browser Security Test

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 14, 2008
Updated • Dec 9, 2012

Is my browser secure ? That's a question that I hear and read day in day out from users throughout the country. It seems that new security vulnerabilities are discovered each day which adds to this uncertainty. They could be vulnerable even if they use the latest version of Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari because those browsers tend to get updated less often than vulnerabilities are discovered.

That's where browser security test comes into play. The test may crash the browser that you are using and I suggest to close and save all important tabs before you continue. The user has the choice of running tests that are browser specific, e.g. only Firefox tests if Firefox is being used, to run all tests or select tests from a list of available tests.

The check is performing a maximum of 14 tests which are listed on a separate page linking to detailed information about each vulnerability. The actual tests are performed in a new window and results are shown at the end of all tests.

If your browser should crash during the test you can use the restore session function of most modern browsers to continue the test. It is alternatively possible to visit the website of the Browser Security Test again to continue with the test.

Update: Browser Security Test has been discontinued, the service is no longer available. Viable alternatives are Browserscope, which runs a series of security tests and shows how your browser compares to others or the Firefox Plug-in Checker which works in all browsers and checks for outdated browser plugins.


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  3. Yonah said on March 5, 2008 at 3:01 am

    IE7 on Vista passes all the tests.

  4. Ken said on February 15, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    ugh.. no script helps you here because you know you will get attacked? if you go to a website you thought was safe and you really want to see the content but no scripts blocks them, most likely you will allow scripts to run, which means you won’t be protected.

  5. Quasimodo said on February 15, 2008 at 8:28 am

    No script coming to the rescue …


  6. Jason said on February 15, 2008 at 6:32 am

    IE7 crashed on the Flash video test. Firefox, on the other hand, no problem!

  7. OLIRC said on February 14, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    No problem here either but that is probably because i have NoScript installed that not allow script from that test site. No problem in IE either so i should be safe for now.

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