Pretty sure that browsers are compromised most often through their plugins, at least, that's what I keep reading. So, then, does that mean the browser itself has vulnerabilities, and the plugins are just the vector to get at the browser's vulnerabilities?

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    The human user is the part which is most often compromised.
    – Tom Leek
    Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 14:25
  • Targeting plugins has the advantage that these often have vulnerabilities which aren't tied to a specific web browser.
    – Philipp
    Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 14:48


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