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Author Topic: News Article: HP and Symantec Develop Sandboxed Firefox  (Read 2025 times)

Ehtyar

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News Article: HP and Symantec Develop Sandboxed Firefox
« on: September 24, 2008, 07:08:31 PM »
HP and Symantec have joined forces to develop/release a sandboxed Firefox on HPs new HP Compaq dc7900 enterprise desktop.

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Today, the hardware maker unleashed the HP Compaq dc7900, a business desktop with a version of Firefox that isn't really there. Developed in tandem with Symantec, the Firefox for HP Virtual Solutions browser operates in a runtime netherworld that's separate from the rest of the machine.

This means that when malware attacks, the machine itself is unharmed. "[This virtual Firefox browser] ensures that employees can utilize the World Wide Web productively, while keeping business PCs stable and easier to support," writes Symantec technical product manager Scott Jones. "Changes made to a PC while surfing the Web are contained in a 'virtual layer' and do not permanently alter the machine."

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Re: News Article: HP and Symantec Develop Sandboxed Firefox
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 07:38:41 PM »
Sounds interesting - wonder what level of sandboxing they use?
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Re: News Article: HP and Symantec Develop Sandboxed Firefox
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 07:43:21 PM »
I don't see why this is so earth shattering. I always run my Firefox in a sandbox (sandboxie).