Greenborder Technology In Google's Chrome Browser

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  1. dmenace

    dmenace Registered Member

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    Remember Greenborder, the company which produced sandbox software similar to sandboxie?

    Google bought Greenborder sometime ago. Now with the release of Google's Chrome browser, apparently the new browser has the Greenborder Sandbox Technology built-in.

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    "Google acquired application security company GreenBorder in May 2007. GreenBorder technology automatically sandboxes web code and network traffic by creating a bridge between applications. The GreenBorder technology isolated Internet Explorer or Firefox instances into a "sandbox" inside virtual machine instances. These sandboxes form the code isolation layers of Google Chrome, protecting other tabs and the parent operating system from the code executing on each web page."

    http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/2008/09/google-chrome.html
     
  2. tec505

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    This is what i was thinking about!
    But there is an improvement: Chrome seems to isolate in a single process every tab opened. (as in your statement). So I think it could be.
    Mike
     
  3. Kees1958

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    Hi,

    To my knowledge SBIE and DW had problems with it. Anyone tried with other sandboxes. Ilya (of DW) has already fixed it.

    Thx
     
  4. arran

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    I can't get Chrome to work inside Sandboxie can anyone else??

    And also too has anyone else seen this article yet?
    http://masudblog.com/?p=259

    I have been testing this browser and by using Currports I have been looking at what connections chrome has been making while loading different webpages, and I have noticed that Chrome is ALLWAYS connecting to IP 66.249.89.127 which relates to google by the way. It is very suspicious why does Chrome always need to connect to IP 66.249.89.127 every time you load a webpage??
    Is Chrome sending your browsing habits to google??
     
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  5. Sportscubs1272

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    If Chrome has a sandbox why do we need another one on top of that?
     
  6. arran

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    seen how Chrome is very new I don't trust its sandbox abilities, Sandboxie here is a well known security app which has been tested.
     
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  7. Franklin

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    When they refer to Chrome's sandbox could it refer to the separate memory space that each tab occupies.

    In effect if one tab crashes it only crashes within it's own memory space (sandbox space) and doesn't crash any other tabs?

    Really dunno and only guessing here. o_O
     
  8. emperordarius

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    Each tab is sandboxed and has it's own process. And yes, except for special cases (some special character that makes Chrome completely crash, already fixed in dev versions), if a page crashes you just close it, it doesn't affect the entire browser.
     
  9. Ilya Rabinovich

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    Chrome's sandboxing is totaly based on Windows built-in mechanisms and doesn't refer to Greenborder's technologies. I found no additional drivers after its installation.
     
  10. virtumonde

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    Thanks for the info Ilya.
     
  11. the Tester

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    I read the article. According to that article they have retracted part of the EULA.
    I haven't tried using Sandboxie and I don't see the IP address that you posted yet.
     
  12. The Hammer

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    Most likely. Probably not the browser of choice for those that don't enjoy targeted advertising.
     
  13. Kees1958

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    So it seems they bough greenborder for the knowledge and skilled manpower and not for the code?
     
  14. vijayind

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    As per this CNET article, Google has admitted that it will store some of the info inputted into Chrome's OmniBox.

    Full article here.

    So looks like Big Google is watching :doubt:
     
  15. dmenace

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    Oops I stand corrected.

    Thanks Ilya.
     
  16. doktornotor

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    Personally, I'm getting tired of this "Google is watching" nonsense. Darn go download Chromium, it's open-sourced, 3-clause BSD licensed thing. Noone's forcing you to use the one provided by Google, nor use Google Updater. You can check the sources and you can tweak them as needed if you have the coding skills.

    P.S. And guess what, using Google for your search purposes makes "Big Google" watch you too. :rolleyes:
     
  17. vijayind

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    Ooh... Why so Serious ?? :shifty:
    Sure, no one is forcing me to shift from beloved Firefox either ;)
    And yes, every time you use Google Search and/or visit a site with Google Ads your behavior is recorded.

    But the thing is, Google is advertising and putting up links on its homepage for Chrome and not Chromium. So your average user who gives Chrome a swing, is going to be milked. Since he is unaware of the Google scheme of things.
    For those who are more knowledgeable, there are options galore .... And hopefully my or other posts made them make a better decision, whichever they way they take.
     
  18. twl845

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    If Google is watching my searches, it's an exercise in futility. LOL
     
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