Skip to comments.Comodo 'secure' web browser turns off web security
Posted on 02/03/2016 7:34:51 PM PST by Utilizer
Google has called out prominent digital certificates and security vendor Comodo for disabling web security with its web browser, putting users at risk of having their systems compromised by attackers.
Comodo markets several web browsers, aimed at boosting security, speed and privacy. The company also offers other security software such as firewalls and anti-virus utilities.
Google's Project Zero researchers found the Chromodo web browser, installed as part of the Comodo Internet Security suite and based on the open source Chromium software, dsiables the same-origin policy.
Same-origin policy is a cornerstone in web security that stops code on untrusted web sites from interfering with user sessions on other sites, if the scheme, host, or port of a URL link changes between pages.
The researchers found that not only does Chromodo disable same-origin policy, the browser installation also replaces existing browser shortcuts with its own versions.
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Firefox shot itself in the foot with its incessant browser updates.
I use Google Chrome.
Their approach to ads is different, and still in development. I d/l'd the in-development version, and it's really fast.
Of course, it's pretty bare at this point, not quite Mother Hubbard, but close.
Does anyone know a good Anti-Virus Program?
For most everything; Opera. I use Firefox when I need to work with online vids, but Opera takes up less memory than other browsers and besides being much faster has “extensions” that help with the browsing experience such as “AdBlock Plus” and “Ghostery” which make the browser experience so much faster and more enjoyable without all the nagscreens bothering you. :)
I’m not certain I remember about that one, however if it was not Linux-based I can not in all honestly comment as to its usability, truth be told.
I would of course be interested in it if it managed to get past the Beta stage and proved itself to be a serious competitor to the main browsers currently in use.
Look forward to hearing more about it...
Yes. It's called "Linux". *grin*
Zackly. It was my everyday browser but weekly “improvements” have turned it into a klugy mess.
Waiting to see how the Brave browser does.
I use Opera. Although the Linux version is not the newest one, the current stable one is v12.16 in the distro I am currently using.
Kaspersky ($) or Avast (free)
True, but if you shut down other programs then it is not too bad.
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