Posts Tagged ‘sandbox’

Windows Defender Application Guard – A Quick Summary

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Protection for Windows Edge is a nice start, but Microsoft needs to go a step further and include protection for IE as well as the user’s system.

Windows Defender Application Guard is a new security feature of the Windows 10 operating system that Microsoft revealed back in 2016. The company revealed back then that it would integrate the feature in a future Windows Insider build before shipping it with the new feature update of Windows, the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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How to Change Firefox’s Sandbox Security Level

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Here’s an interesting trick …

One of the major improvements that comes along with Firefox’s new multi-process architecture is sandboxing to improve the browser’s security. The multi-process rollout is chugging along nicely, but it will still take at least months before it is enabled by default for all, or at least the majority, of Firefox Stable users. Electrolysis, Firefox’s multi-process architecture, is the prerequisite for Firefox’s sandboxing feature as it makes use of child processes to establish security boundaries.

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How to Protect Your Windows XP System After April 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Here are some useful tips for those of us who still have old Windows XP computers that we use from time to time …

You know by now — probably – that Microsoft will retire the Windows XP operating system for good come April 2014. It is also likely that you won’t notice lots of changes after that day, at least not initially. While new security patches won’t be released for Windows XP, everything else will work just like it did before. The core issue here is that new vulnerabilities that are detected after end of support won’t get fixed anymore, leaving the system vulnerable to these kind of attacks.

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How to Make Firefox the Fort Knox of Browsers

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Several of these tips are almost too obvious, but the article still provides a nice summary of the steps required to make Firefox more secure.

Whenever you hop on to the Internet you are facing dangers. While it is relatively safe on popular sites such as Facebook or Google, it is possible that you are deceived even there. On Facebook, it may be a link that someone posted and that you are dying to follow (Justin Bieber did this, the Pope is dead), and on Google, you may for instance be deceived by advertisement. Once you wander off those well lighted paths on the Internet, things can turn bad pretty quickly.

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Chrome’s Flash Sandbox Improves with Better Security, Less Crashes

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

This sounds extremely helpful; especially in light of Flash’s ongoing security issues …

Ever since the Google Chrome development team started to cooperate with Adobe to bring the company’s Flash Player technology to Chrome natively, it has been a major improvement for users security-wise. The core reason for the security boost is the fact that Flash Player is getting updates when Chrome updates, so that it is less likely that users will run outdated, and often times insecure, versions of Adobe’s Flash Player in the browser. The updates have been basically taken out of the hands of users of the browser.

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