Google Chrome

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  1. kalisun

    kalisun Registered Member

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    Hey all,

    I read somewhere that Chrome has some sort of built in sandboxie from greenborders. Does any one have any experiences with it and if it works/secure as sandboxie? Would using Chrome be as safe as if you were using FF and Sandboxie?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kees1958

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    There are some threads on Chrome's sandbox, you can search the forum in this section. The Sandbox is not a virtualisation sandbox like Sandboxie, but more a policy sandbox. So even when Chrome runs with Admin rights, the rendering engine of each tab is sandboxed, meaning it is not allowed to write to C:\Windows and Programs Files and the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive of the registry. So each tab basiccally runs as a Limited User (compare it with the Protected Mode of IE when you have Vista and UAC on).

    Discussion on what is the safest browser will evoke a lot of different opinions, facts and fairy tales references.
     
  3. Sportscubs1272

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    I like the speed of Chrome and the policy based sandbox, but it is too featureless. I wish they incorporate some extensions and the Google toolbar into the browser. So it isn't overkill to use Chrome and Sandboxie together?
     
  4. Saraceno

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    Thanks for the info Kees.

    Do you know if running a portable version of the program, makes a difference, for example, limits its policy type sandbox, or it should behave in exactly the same way as the standard chrome install?
     
  5. progress

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    So Firefox + LUA is the same? o_O
     
  6. Kees1958

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    for 95% on XP, for 99% on Vista, something to do with the moment of intervention.
     
  7. Kees1958

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    When having other security software, I like the portable versions, because they are easier to setup. I have seen no differences in protection
     
  8. Eice

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    Which features are you after, exactly?
     
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    Thank you kees :)
     
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    It is true, at first it feels like a spartan browser, but the more I use it (totally addicted to it actually) the more I find that it has what's needed.
     
  12. Kees1958

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    Osaban,

    Exactly what I have goe through, first : WTF where is every thing to last: what a smart slender but functional design
     
  13. Eice

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    A well-hidden feature of Chrome is that it's supported user javascriptlets (a la Greasemonkey) since version 1, which brings a lot of extra functionality to Chrome. An extensions system is also in the works and available for developer testing, and since it's Javascript-based as well hopefully porting Adblock won't take too long.
     
  14. kalisun

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    thanks for the info!
     
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