Microsoft releases Windows Defender Application Guard extensions for Chrome and Firefox

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by mood, Mar 16, 2019 at 4:30 PM.

  1. mood

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    Microsoft releases Windows Defender extensions for Chrome and Firefox
    The add-on will still use Edge to open untrusted URLs, though
    March 16, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/16/windows-defender-extensions-chrome-firefox/
     
  2. Beyonder

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    Hasn't this been out for Chrome for like... 8 months at least?
     
  3. Brummelchen

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    for testing purpose only? currently its not usable on any windows 10 if some dont use insider.
    and when ready its only usable with 1803 or higher, and only pro/enterprise.
    it will contain and produce bugs like any other antivirus vendor had in the past, promised.
     
  4. Umbra

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    No, I believe you are mistaken it with the WD chrome extension.

    Edge on Win10 Pro/Ent. has this feature that ran it "fully" sandboxed (on top of appcontainer) which discard accumulated datas when exited.
     
  5. Beyonder

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    Ah! That's probably it!

    Looking forward to seeing if Chrome itself will be able to use WDAG (Horrible name btw) seeing as Edge is switching to Chromium.
     
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    Another article on the subject:
    https://betanews.com/2019/03/16/windows-defender-application-guard/
    I would think this would open Microsoft to lawsuits if it was used as an exploit to escape Edge and infect your system where your 3rd party browser may have been safer. There may be situations where Edge is the safer option, but nothing is an absolute.
     
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