Antivirus headaches that compromise browser security

MIAMI — Google is one company that lives and dies in the web, so for many reasons, they need to care — a lot — about browser security. That was the focus of engineering lead for Chrome Security at Google, Justin Schuh’s keynote speech at this year’s Infiltrate 2017 conference.

There are three main reasons why Google needs to care. First, pretty much all of its revenue is funneled through the browser, “People need to feel that it’s reasonably safe,” Schuh said.

Securing the web browser wasn’t always a paramount concern, though, even for Google. What served as a huge wake up call for them was Operation Aurora in 2009. State-sponsored hackers broke into Google, which actually caused a significant change.

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