05
Jun
09

Sandboxing Chrome on Mac: A Cakewalk

Google Chrome

Article Source :ArsTechnica

Google’s engineers are working steadily on a Mac OS X version of Chrome, its relatively young entry into the browser space dominated by IE on Windows, Safari on the Mac, and Firefox on both. The good news is that implementing Chrome’s signature sandboxed processes is a relative snap compared to Windows, or even Linux, due to the BSD roots of Mac OS X’s internals.

Google’s Chrome browser is most known for its unique approach to security, whereby each tab in the browser is handled by a separate, sandboxed process. In addition to providing additional protection against one problematic webpage or Web app taking the entire browser down, it provides the most secure browsing currently available on any platform. The sandbox effectively prevents a malicious webpage from accessing the rest of the system.

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