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Is There Room for a Security Browser?

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Seems they haven't heard of Sandboxie. :(

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign build a new browser from scratch to help keep hackers at bay.

 

Convinced that all modern Web browsers suffer from "fundamental design flaws" that expose users to nonstop hacker attacks, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are building a new browser from scratch, with security as the killer feature.

 

The project, code-named OP (for Opus Palladianum) as a tribute to the Mosaic browser, is the brainchild of Samuel King, an assistant professor in the computer science department at UIUC and a renowned security expert, who pioneered research around virtual machine rootkits while an intern at Microsoft.

 

"We believe Web browsers are the most important network-facing application, but the current browsers are fundamentally flawed from security perspective," King said in an interview with eWEEK. "If you look at how the Web was originally designed, it was an application with static Web pages as data. Now, it has become a platform for hosting all kinds of important data and businesses, but unfortunately, [existing] browsers haven't evolved to deal with this change and that's why we have a big malware problem."

Eweek Article

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Who wants to bet that they come out with a browser that is either no more secure or less secure than firefox/IE and that its buggy and missing lots of features? :P

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Anyone can make the most secure web browser. It will have no menu, no buttons, or no address bar. Only a minimize, maximize, and close button.

 

And it won't connect to the internet. Can't get much safer than that. :P

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Anyone can make the most secure web browser. It will have no menu, no buttons, or no address bar. Only a minimize, maximize, and close button.

Try this one for IE 6, don't know if IE 7 is the same.

Go to Sart - Run and type " iexplore -k " no quotes.

 

This gets rid of toolbars, address bar, even the task bar.The only

thing you can do is click and search but doesn't do much security wise.

 

The only way to exit IE is ctrl-alt-del task manager then End Task.

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Convinced that all modern Web browsers suffer from "fundamental design flaws" that expose users to nonstop hacker attacks, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are building a new browser from scratch, with security as the killer feature.]

Well they have a "fundamental concept flaw" because they're gonna need a "secure" OS first that you won't actually be able to boot and use, all for the sake of security. :lol:

 

Who wants to bet that they come out with a browser that is either no more secure or less secure than firefox/IE and that its buggy and missing lots of features? :P

I wouldn't doubt it, and in the long run it may end up being a "skin" for IE and use IE components, so if any bugs are found they can blame Microsoft since they'd be using IE as the backend. :lol:

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http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/resource6.htm

Enough is Enough! is a lockdown utility for Internet Explorer 5 and 6. When you install Enough is Enough!, it will:

 

* Lock down your Internet and Restricted sites zones with restrictive settings for dangerous options like ActiveX, Java, scripting, and a few others.

* Severely restrict the use of cookies (but not completely disable them for trusted web sites or for single session use).

* Disable several Advanced settings, including Install on Demand and Third-party Browser Extensions.

* Install Microsoft's IE PowerTweaks WebZone Accessory, putting two new options on your IE Tools menu, with corresponding buttons on your Toolbar: "Add to Trusted Zone" and "Add to Restricted Zone."

 

Enough is Enough! isn't for everyone. If you find broken web sites extremely frustrating, and taking the time to add web sites to your Trusted sites zone is too annoying for you to deal with, then Enough is Enough! might be "more than enough" for you -- it might be much too much.

 

yes please no ActiveX & Jave & it be good,You be safe with Enough is Enough, it might be too much & you fit Firefox.I did try it. :mellow::mellow:

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