The most secure, private browser ever made?

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  1. DoctorPC

    DoctorPC Banned

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    Seems like it... Let's see what this baby offers;

    1) Full time private browsing.
    2) Built in blocker for trackers/spyware/ads. (better than Ghostery+Admuncher so far)
    3) True private speed dial - only add things you WANT to add.
    4) Third Party, Flash, Java. HTLM5, Evercookie blocking.
    5) Sandboxed Tabs
    6) Browser Fingerprint Scrambling
    7) Installation, Error, and Update tracking removed.
    :cool: No DNS caching.
    9) FULL cleansing on closure of browser, including pepperdata and indexes.
    10) AUTOMATED Proxy for any search engine.
    11) Scrambled Referrer+Header Information.
    12) DNT on by default.
    13) IP scrambling with single click.

    My gosh, this may be the most secure, browser ever developed? All they are missing is encryption of bookmarks, and they tell me that's in the works.

    https://www.epicbrowser.com/#three
     
  2. Sordid

    Sordid Registered Member

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    'Tis Chromium plus pre-installed addons which include code and function not directly related to security.
     
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    If you examine it, you will find it's not just preinstalled addons. For example removal of the InstallID, are changed via the code, more akin to SRWARE Iron if anything. The only pre-installed Addon is Adblock, and the FAQ clearly states this. Nevertheless, a DC based 'angel' funded project could be a honeypot.

    Either way, the idea, and implementation is pretty nice.
     
  5. Sordid

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    Chromium doesn't have an install ID.

    I was using addons (as in viewed from chrome://extensions/) as a generic term. They are likely layering pre-existing active scripts on work that is already 99% creditable to another dev team. The security of the browser is founded there.

    As a secure browser, I see it as strong Chromium code with bolt on un-vetted development

    "Either way, the idea, and implementation is pretty nice."

    Yes, a great idea. Turnkey private browser.
     
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    I'm giving it a try. Somehow it seems a nanosecond faster than Google Chrome. Uses a separate process for each Tab (as does Chrome) - uses lots of Ram, accordingly.

    Their forum is active, & seemingly has some representation by proponents.

    I didn't see anyone mention that Epic has a built in proxy. Click a red icon in the address bloc & it turns green, meaning you are using Epic's proxy. Click it again & it returns to red - no proxy active.

    Another Chrome clone is Slimjet. I'm giving it a try as well.

    (Now that I have my security apps pretty well nailed down, I've become a browser junkie.)
     
  7. TairikuOkami

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    Yes, they try to hide very well, in Contact and in About, there is no address, just that it is based in US and India. I really do not like it. It seems fishy.
    Anyway as mentioned before, once the company is based in USA, it has to obey US laws, just like Microsoft was told to get emails from Ireland's server.
    So it is just Chromium with configurable addons like in Yandex browser?
     

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  8. Veeshush

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    https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=epicbrowser.com
    Experimental: This server is vulnerable to the OpenSSL CCS vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224) and exploitable. Grade set to F.

    That's always embarrassing. Anyway, I let them know via email. Could be a false positive.

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    Don't get me wrong though, the more private browsers the better.
     
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