Browser security : a requirements-based approach

Hlaing, Nwe Nwe (2003) Browser security : a requirements-based approach. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

A browser is a convenient way to access resources located remotely on computer networks. Security in browsers has become a crucial issue for users who use them for sensitive applications without knowledge ofthe hazards. This research utilises a structure approach to analyse and propose enhancements to browser security. Standard evaluation for computer products is important as it helps users to ensure that the product they use is appropriate for their needs. Security in browsers, therefore, has been evaluated using the Common Criteria. The outcome of this was a security requirements profile which attempts to formalise the security needs of browsers. The information collected during the research was used to produce a prototype model for a secure browser program. Modifications to the Lynx browser were made to demonstrate the proposed enhancements.

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ID Code: 36887
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Clark, Andrew & Looi, Mark
Additional Information: Presented to the Information Security Research Centre, School of Data Communications, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: Internet Security measures, Browsers (Computer programs), browser security, security evaluation, the common criteria, protection profile, thesis, masters
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Nwe Nwe Hlaing
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:06
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2016 22:00

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