I am happy to announce the availability of our "Browser Security Handbook"
- a comprehensive, 60-page document meant to provide web application
developers and information security researchers with a one-stop reference
to several hundred key security properties and sometimes counterintuitive
quirks in contemporary web browsers:
Having a clear picture of these characteristics appears to be of
significance to building secure web applications, and to auditing existing
designs for potential weaknesses. For this reason, I am hoping that the
document is a valuable contribution to the information security community.
BSH currently covers recent releases of Microsoft Internet Explorer
(versions 6 and 7), Mozilla Firefox (versions 2 and 3), Apple Safari,
Opera, Google Chrome, Android embedded browser, and a handful of browser
Please note that due to the sheer number of characteristics covered, I
fully expect some kinks to show up here and there; feedback from vendors
and security researchers is greatly appreciated.