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People talking about Chrome browsers when it's a thread about the OS...
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post #22 of 75
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
That's Chromium... the OS.
Chromium is just a Web Browser.

Chromium OS (AKA Chrome OS) is an OS.

This is why I believe this is reference to the Browser and not the OS:
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Sandbox leverages the OS-provided security to allow code execution that cannot make persistent changes to the computer or access information that is confidential. The architecture and exact assurances that the sandbox provides are dependent on the operating system. Currently the only finished implementation is for Windows.
And also
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Sandbox windows architecture
The Windows sandbox is a user-mode only sandbox. There are no special kernel mode drivers, and the user does not need to be an administrator in order for the sandbox to operate correctly. The sandbox is designed for 32-bit processes and has been tested on Windows 2000, Windows XP 32 bits, and Windows Vista 32 and 64 bits.

Sandbox operates at process-level granularity. Anything that needs to be sandboxed needs to live on a separate process. The minimal sandbox configuration has two processes: one that is a privileged controller known as the broker, and one or more sandboxed processes known as the target. Throughout the documentation and the code these two terms are used with that precise connotation. The sandbox is provided as a static library that must be linked to both the broker and the target executables.

The broker process
In Chromium, the broker is always the browser process. The broker, is in broad terms, a privileged controller/supervisor of the activities of the sandboxed processes. The responsibilities of the broker process are:
Specify the policy for each target process
Spawn the target processes
Host the sandbox policy engine service
Host the sandbox interception manager
Host the sandbox IPC service (to the target processes)
Perform the policy-allowed actions on behalf of the target process
. . .
(just another snippet)

I doubt they're talking about the Chrome OS running on windows...
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I would imagine that if someone cracked it the prize would be $20,000, the CR-48 and a job offer.

Not a new idea but a good one, $20,000 is cheap for a good test of their security, and of course they will be interested in any flaws found.
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That's a good plan, I'd also try to higher the person for security reasons, especially since all your stuff will be there lol.
    
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Well seeing as they delivered a CR-48 to me today, I could start looking into this hehe.
Cracking the Chrome OS with a CR-48, man would they be upset.
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I would imagine that if someone cracked it the prize would be $20,000, the CR-48 and a job offer.
Heh yeah $20k just probably the tip of the iceberg. Can imagine you'd get paid mega $$ to be a security analyst for google
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People talking about Chrome browsers when it's a thread about the OS...
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Google is so confident that its Chrome Web browser can't be hacked that it is willing to put...
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Sandbox protection... as in a VM? What's the performance impact?
there isn't really one, as it isn't recreating another machine, basically what it does, is just shoots off another thread that has absolutely no privilages to speak of, and if the "main" process detects that code wanting to do something malicous, it kills the thread, erasing the threat.

its not really a new concept, i've used "sandboxes" in the past on linux, chroot enviroment is a sandbox, whatever you do there, can not effect the host system, chromium just took it a little further, but it isn't perfect, things can still get thru, it just improves the chances of it not.

one of the reasons why people do report less spyware/malware when using chromium/chrome.

to claim it is unhackable on google's part is arrogant, it can still be hacked, but the chances of it being done successful decrease significantly.
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ha ha ha... "D-OH!"
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