Browser must support auto-updates.
One of the most effective defenses against exploitation of browser vulnerabilities is to ensure the version of the browser is current. Frequent updates provide corrections to discovered vulnerabilities and the timely update reduces the window for zero day attacks. Automatic installation of updates and patches is the most effective method for keeping the browser software current. The browser must have the capability to install software updates and patches automatically.
1. Start regedit 2. Navigate to Key Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Update Value Name: AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes Value Type: Boolean (REG_DWORD) Value Data: 10080 or less, but not 0.
Windows method: 1. Start regedit 2. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Update\ 3. If the AutoUpdateCheckPeriodMinutes value name does not exist or its value is set to 0 or greater than 10080, this is a finding.