Chrome & PrevxSafeOnline

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by TerryWood, Oct 25, 2010.

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  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Hi All

    Because chrome has (as I understand it) some form of policy sandboxing, does this make Chrome & PrevxSafeOnline thes best browser combination?

  2. Jav

    Jav Guest

    Because apple is green, does it make the best fruit?
    No it dosen't.
    As, orange is, well, orange!

    See, it is the same regarding browers or practically with almost evrything.

    People can argue about it for years, yet no one can show that one is overall better than other. All comes down to preference.

    You will say that chrome's sandbox + prevx makes it best.
    Someone comes and will say that firefox with NoScript +sandboxie wil be better.
    Rmus (sorry, just an example as I hear it from him a lot) comes and will say that well configured Opera is the most secure.
    Kees (if he is stil dong it) comes and will say you that IE with well locked down policies and rapport will be the best.

    All of them are great specialist. All of them certinly have a point. And all of them are right and went at the same time.

    There is nothing called "the best" in this world. Show me atleast one example?
    There only may be something called "most preferable fo me" but not the best....

    So, just stop looking for "the best" and start looking for "most preferable and appropriate for me with wich I (emhasise on "I") feel secure enough for my liking"
    good luck

    P.S. Anyone mentioned in my post feel free to ask me to remve your names if you feel that I should. :p
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  3. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    I will give you a run down, based on the way those browsers are designed and programmed.

    Chrome is the safest browser. The design is superior to all other browsers. They managed total isolation.

    Potentionally Internet Explorer in protected mode is the second best. Potentionally because Microsoft provided a candy box of group policy settings and best practise templates to make it the second best browser. Sad fact is that for most people this is over their head.

    Opera by design the third safesy browser. Because of its simplicity, in practise it is safer in the hands of the average user. So for an expert or corporate use IE8 is safer, for average Joe/Jane Opera is problably a better choice.

    Firefox. Don't let me start about it. Until 3.6 it was by far the worst designed browser. The help of Chrome Developers is clearly visible and showing results. Still the design of FF is to much different to copy in all the improvements of developed by Chrome. It is typical of the average FF-user community to complain about the latest improvements. Due to the its cranky design, I have to admit that the implementation is a bit artificial.
    When container was introduced, the FF-community complained about the fact that this new feature obstructed normal functioning of FF, no you fool it is a first step of process seperation, making sandboxing possible in the future, so you browser becomes more rubust and safer :blink: Why do we need this we have noscript to protect us? they weened :doubt: I can't understand why so many believe Noscript is the Viagra of browser security, while so few use Noscript in default deny mode and still think it provides strong medicine:eek: Please smart FF users with Noscript on default deny, please don't feel offended, I am not addressing this to you, you use Noscript so it actually helps protect you browser, sad thing is you are a minority within the FoxyFashion community

    I am afraid Opera with the introduction of extentions will have a hard time staying a better browser than Firefox who enjoy the aid of Chrome development.

    Regards Kees
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  4. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    Yes, Chrome 8 also has its own pdf plug-in. When you run Chrome with -safe-plugins switch you will notice a lot more chrome instances running. This is because the plug-ins are also sandboxed. Sandboxing of flash and PDF is something other browser won't offer before 2012. Chrome design is to contain everything within a tab to not touching the world outside it. PrevXSafeOnline will protect your browser from within and the outside world when you are on HTTPS sites.

    Using the chrome 8 dev version. Stil has some quirks. My 2 cents why they are pushing development so fast

    Microsoft will announce launch of IE9 with a USP: hardware acceleration. They must have prepared their campagne and also prepared creative content, scripts and storyboards. Chrome Dev8 also has hardware acceleration, which works on older video cards for 2D also. There is no more bitter moment moment when a competitor announced the launch of a product with a unique feature: the first Browser with hardware acceleration. Microsoft will use on-line, printed and streaming media. Google being an internet company will only use on-line media. So as soon M$ promotes the public beta to final, Google will release Chrome 8: the first browser with hardware acceleration.

    Because Google uses on-line media (as an internet company), they are flexible, while M$ uses a wider media spectrum. So the wished announcement of a sweat moment (M$ being the first), will become a bitter moment (Chrome being the first), It is hard to adopt all printed and streaming media campaigns, so you have to withdraw them or replace them with older other material. So M$ will problably prepare two campaigns: one with Chrome snooping the scoop, and one with IE9 being the first. The ones laughing their ~ Snipped as per TOS ~, are the advertising and design agencies of Microsoft with the two scenario's. And Google offcourse with the media attention the M$ - Google browser war will generate.

    Regards Kees
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 26, 2010
  5. shadek

    shadek Registered Member

    Feb 26, 2008
    Kees, you have some strong points. I think that with Chrome 9, with all the safety precautions and an even wider hardware support, is still at top in this early 2011.
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