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    Default Microsoft's 'Gazelle' Browser more secure than all others

    Computerworld is reporting a new browser in development at the moment that could be more secure than all other browsers. Code named Gazelle, it shows again that MS is ahead of the comp. and if this follows the usual route then it should not be too long before we start to see it or features of it.
    Microsoft Corp. researchers are developing a new Web browser that they say could offer a far greater degree of security than Google's Chrome, Mozilla's Firefox or Microsoft's own Internet Explorer.



    The browser, called Gazelle, relies on a "browser kernel" -- 5,000 lines of C# code -- that helps enforce security rules to prevent malicious access to the PC's underlying operating system, according to a recently published paper.
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    Microsoft researchers devise new browser with stronger security

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    Wow, nice find and a nice read !

    A new project from Microsoft Research: The Multi-Principal OS Construction of the Gazelle Web Browser!

    Gazelle's Browser Kernel is an operating system that exclusively manages resource protection and sharing across web site principals. This construction exposes intricate design issues that no previous work has identified, such as legacy protection of cross-origin script source, and cross-principal, cross-process display and events protection.



    "Gazelle is different from some other browsers in that it considers each part of a Web site, such as iframes, subframes and plug-ins, as separate elements. Sometimes those elements can pull in malicious content from other Web sites. Google's Chrome runs a Web page and its elements in a single process."

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    Call me ignorant and whatnot, but what difference does it make how many processes it uses to run a page or if it separates it into different elements?

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    Thanks Andy I thought someone would find it very intersting. While I don't understand all the techy stuff it seems a step further forward

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    This sounds very interesting.
    Microsoft is going toward the right way in relation to security.
    Thanks seti

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    wow great news..soon we get a new web browser........and obviously a lot more good than google's chrome.......never expected such an app from google.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitinagarwal1988 View Post
    wow great news..soon we get a new web browser........and obviously a lot more good than google's chrome.......never expected such an app from google.....
    I am glad you posted that, because I tried it and thought exaclty the same

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    Any idea about the release date? Next PDC?

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    Let me remind you that Gazelle is a research project which might never make it to the market. I hope that does not dampen your enthusiasm. It is still an interesting concept.

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