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@transhour & mushroomboy: So that sounds like really complicated things with a massive chance to screw something up. You guys would recommend SeLinux and AppArmour first for a newbie right?
its not hard to do, you just got to read up on it a bit...

i don't use selinux or apparmour, if ubuntu has apparmour already installed i believe, i don't use it or is it something automatic?
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Chrome already runs in a sandbox in windows. So does chromium run in a sandbox under linux?
    
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Chrome already runs in a sandbox in windows. So does chromium run in a sandbox under linux?
yes
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yes
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I was sure, but figured someone would know of the top of their head. I'm feeling lazy today.
    
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yeah i know how it works...but only how it works in my mind...there seems to be a problem when it comes from my mind to the keyboard when i try to explain it...as there is so much you can do with it
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAHA HAHAHAHAHA

Oh that was good, I'm pretty sure you knew what you were talking about.

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@transhour & mushroomboy: So that sounds like really complicated things with a massive chance to screw something up. You guys would recommend SeLinux and AppArmour first for a newbie right?
Naw, it's not easy. Basically follow that link I gave you (I'll post it again) and do everything! you can change it to a 64bit environment if you want by doing setting the --arch to "--arch amd64" I believe? Removing it might even set it to a 64bit chroot environment. not sure. The only down side is that it will use up a couple gigs, as it is an entire system that's being put in the folder.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=24575

[edit] Word of warning, if you want to remove the chroot you MUST unmount the folders before removing. It's because when you delete a mounted folder it deletes the mount contents regardless if it's mounted elsewhere (/home ect...) and can (will) cause sever problems. I only lost my /home stuff which didn't make me angry, I did find it out the hard way though. That was years ago, when I first dove into linux hardcore at the start of the 64bit era.
Edited by mushroomboy - 5/2/11 at 11:25pm
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post #87 of 97
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Wait...how? Do browsers have root access or something?
in windows its a issue but then you have to worry about file viruses and thousands of other malware coming thru that. Linux just keep your plugins updated and you should be fine.
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Chrome already runs in a sandbox in windows. So does chromium run in a sandbox under linux?
Is it a true sandbox though? Surely a well-crafted exploit could get round the program and raise its priviledges? I like the idea, but I don't trust a program-level sandbox to protect the whole OS
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Nothing is entirely bulletproof, but the sandboxing of browsers does give an extra measure of security. And remember that an exploit that precise will have to be designed for each type of distro (Debian/Ubuntu based hacks won't work so well on Slackware or Fedora based Distros).
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Is it a true sandbox though? Surely a well-crafted exploit could get round the program and raise its priviledges? I like the idea, but I don't trust a program-level sandbox to protect the whole OS
http://www.chromium.org/developers/d...uments/sandbox
    
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