Web application security, is a branch of Information Security that deals specifically with security of websites, web applications and web services. At a high level, Web application security draws on the principles of application security but applies them specifically to Internet and Web systems.
With the emergence of Web 2.0, increased information sharing through social networking and increasing business adoption of the Web as a means of doing business and delivering service, websites are often attacked directly. Hackers either seek to compromise the corporate network or the end-users accessing the website by subjecting them to drive-by downloading.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. Browser security is the application of Internet security to web browsers in order to protect networked data and computer systems from breaches of privacy or malware.