Comodo Dragon - Chrome based browser for the security paraoid

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  1. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

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    Comodo has retooled the Chrome browser and slapped some security features on board.
    http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/browser.php

    So anybody gonna use this ??
     
  2. Seer

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    Let's see. What's next? What aspect of security isn't covered yet? Anti-rootkit? Sandbox? What about a full fledged Comodo OS? And then? Ummm... Comodo safety belts?

    Sure. Melih at least.
    I may try it, slim chances it'll stay.
     
  3. vijayind

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    Same here. +1 :thumb:
     
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    LOL! Re Comodo Dragon it's little ironic given the issue of Comodo issuing certs to CAs without any checking (not that they're the only ones).
     
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    Hahahaha, we must accept they're actually doing a great job (Well at least i think that with their CIS V4)

    But they're overdoing it sometimes :D
     
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    I tried this browser when it was still in beta and I tried it today and I still don't like it. It might appeal to me more if I liked the Chrome browser but I don't.
     
  10. chronomatic

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    A sanbox is already built into Chrome by default.
     
  11. Saraceno

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    I think Seer was meaning Comodo might have a 'crack' at developing a sandbox. They seem to be the 'one-stop-shop'.

    It's like a men's fashion label wanting to branch out and design prams and baby wear. They sort of go together, don't they? :p

    Back on topic, I think Chrome is already safe, so no need for Comodo's version.

    Hackers steer clear of Google Chrome, say too challenging - March 2009
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1334

    Chrome's sandbox - documentation
    http://dev.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/sandbox
     
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    Any efforts made worth our respect. I don't think that I'll use Comodo's chrome or chrome, since I have abbandoned almost all Google related services when they have deleted my gmail account without reason and without giving me any chance to talk to someone and get my account back. Their automatic system for account claiming was really a huge crap at the time. Now the things are better but I have lost my trust. Google could be everywhere and even take over the world. They'll always find me at the opposite side and against them.
     
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    More precisely the tabs in Chrome are "sandboxed", meaning they are running as separate processes. They say if one tab/page crashes it won't cause the whole browser to crash. This is quite different compared with a sandbox program like SandboxIE which fully virtualizes programs and isolates them from the OS.
     
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    That's not all the sandbox is for. It isn't just for stopping the tabs from affecting each other during crashes, but it also helps to stop them from affecting each other during a potential compromise or malware encounter. The Chrome renderers run with zero privileges, which means even if the "everyone" group had all possible access rights, it still couldn't break through to compromise the system. This is as close (on Windows) that you are going to get to running a VM without running a VM.

    So, I have to disagree, I think Chrome does fit the definition of a sandbox -- compartmentalization and POLP. Yes, it uses built-in Windows security features, but that doesn't mean it isn't effective.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. The protection in Chrome is a lot stronger then I initially realized. By the way Comodo Dragon version 1.0.0.9 was just released. Changelog:

    New in this version:

    IMPROVEMENT: Domain Validation warning window shows extended error description.

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  17. Daveski17

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    Yes, but how does it compare with SRWare Iron? ;)
     
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    Could someone explain to me something? I have had several tabs open at once in Chrome when flash will crash in one tab- then when I look all the tabs have flash running have flash crashed. How does this happen if each tab is sandboxed?
     
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    Do I understand correctly that only flash is crashing and the tabs remain functional otherwise? Has that happened enough times that you can say it's consistent and not an anomaly?
     
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    The message I get is that flash crashed. IIRC the tabs remain functional but I cannot be 100% sure about that. But it is consistent that if flash crashes in one tab it crashes all tabs running flash.
     
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    Does it have an adblocker & can it use WOT?
     
  22. funkydude

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    I think I'd be more concerned with how often it's updated. But there is already a WOT Chrome extension. I personally trust Google more than Comodo, and that's saying something.

    Currently using Chrome portable to avoid the extra junk the installer provides.
     
  23. vasa1

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    Why not try an ad blocker that sits outside the browser such as Proxomitron, Privoxy, or BFilter? That way there's just one to maintain for all the browsers on your PC.

    I'm using Privoxy with Chrome Portable. It plays nice with FF, K-Meleon and IE6.
     
  24. guest

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    I didn't try Comodo Dragon, but I think it doesn't fix the 2 main issues I have with Google Chrome:

    1. annoying rendering problems with several webpages on different situations;
    2. lacks RSS support.

    A possible reason?
     
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    Saw that. Thanks! :)
     
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