To assist web developers, browser engineers and information security researchers further, Google has released a Browser Security Handbook. This handbook is meant to furnish a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers. Google has commented: “Insufficient understanding of these often poorly-documented characteristics is a major contributing factor to the prevalence of several classes of security vulnerabilities”.
The Browser Security Handbook covers almost all the browsers available, e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Google Chrome as well as Android embedded browser. The content of this handbook is generally divided into three main part: “Basic concepts behind web browsers”, “Standard browser security features” and “Experimental and legacy security mechanisms”. It has also included many practical examples for downloading.