WhiteHat Aviator - The most secure browser online

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  1. PaulBB

    PaulBB Registered Member

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    Aviator is built on the Chromium code base, like Google Chrome, and is designed with security, privacy and anonymity in mind from the beginning.

    WhiteHat Aviator.png

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    http://www.neowin.net/news/whitehat-aviator-320170072

    WhiteHat Aviator website:
    https://www.whitehatsec.com/aviator/
     
  2. Austerity

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    Thanks. I'll give it a try.
     
  3. noone_particular

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    They claim it runs on Win 98 and 2K. I'll be interested to see if it really does and if the sandbox works on those operating systems.
    A 62MB download for a browser?
     
  4. Gullible Jones

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    It's garbage.

    a) Chromium uses integrity levels (on Vista/7) or a form of sandboxing unique to Windows XP (and much weaker than integrity levels). The mechanism doesn't exist on Windows 2000; and any form of sandboxing cannot be enforced, period, on Windows 98.

    b) Last I checked, isolating the tabs from each other is not possible on Windows. Processes running at the same integrity level, and as the same user, can communicate with each other and pass data around. This probably holds especially true on Windows XP, which (like Linux) suffers from lack of GUI level isolation.

    c) AFAIK none of the other things they do are not doable on Chromium (with extensions or settings changes).

    I would not trust it at all.

    (Now expect the developers to show up momentarily to defend their browser...)
     
  5. FreddyFreeloader

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    More from their website:
     
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    I'm not going to get my hopes up either as far as the effectiveness of the sandbox is concerned. I've never considered sandboxing an effective defense against anything but the run of the mill exploits that are easily and better mitigated with other means. That said, I'm interested to see what they attempted to do, if it's really compatible with the older systems, how much it calls home, how well it works on sites that are problems for the older systems, etc.

    It has a few strikes against it already for me. If that screenshot is accurate, that is one ugly interface. I hope that can be changed. The Windows version are .msi packages. I'll have to reinstall that back into the virtual units just to try it. The need a standard installer or a zipped version. Interesting that they hype its security but don't provide a file hash or signature.
    I hope they do. I've got a bunch of them.
     
  7. FleischmannTV

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    Does it come with its own sandboxed PDF and Flash as Chrome? I am so tired of these Chromium forks, which offer virtually no benefit that cannot be had with Chrome, yet lack the great sandboxed plugins and pretend to be even more secure in spite of it. Especially this name "Whitehat"... Do they want people to believe this is some especially hardened browser, developed by elite zero-day exploit developers?
     
  8. guest

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    You know they won't have enough money to do that.

    It's as simple as exploiting people's paranoia. The only worthy Chrome/Chromium fork in my eyes is Dragon. Right, it technically is less secure than Google's Chrome. But they do offer things which I couldn't get in Chrome, like clearing browsing data upon exit. And since I don't need Flash anymore (sort of), the difference is somewhat minimal for me.

    Maybe I'm imagining things, but I feel like I've heard these Aviator browser guys before. :doubt:
     
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    Have you tried SlimJet?
     
  10. guest

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    No, I just don't see anything it has that caught my interest.
     
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