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Run Firefox in a protected sandbox
Authored by: changcheh on Mar 20, '10 12:58:02AM

Sandboxing provides additional protection from malicious programs, which are rampant on the internet today. Firefox by default, gives write access to the whole of your home folder, sandboxing restricts this to areas where it needs write access and gives read only access for others. Flash security is a very hot topic right now, it can store cookies and other information in several places on your system, outside of Firefox's control. Sandboxing can prevent this.

Google's Chrome browser has sandboxing of the application and all the plugins! That's why it's regarded as quite secure.



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