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6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. 🙂

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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Chrome in Sandbox #google

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I finally decided to install Google Chrome, but I thought to make it even more powerful as a privacy protector I would install it in a sandbox, specifically Sandboxie.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 5, 2008 at 5:19 pm

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Browser Privacy

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

August 22, 2008 at 7:54 am

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Extending Standard Firefox

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I was reading Extend Firefox Contest Highlights the Catch-22 of Browser Add-ons, which discussed the Catch-22 situation that browser developers find themselves in when publishing a new browser: Do you add functionality because it’s useful to everybody? Or leave it out because it is isn’t.

My opinion is that the browser should at least have the same functionality as the browsers which which it competes. Other than that a method should be build in to query the users. I also tend to agree with the poster Baltic Zephyr who says:

Why not just offer a few versions of the firefox download which contain sector-specific bundles of the most attractive addons for each sector. This might include Firefox for designer, for programmers, for academics, etc. Another approach would be to simply offer bundled addons in addition to the standard firefox download.

That does leave the developers with the problem on how to discover which extensions should be standard for which sector and should the extended add-on be used or the limited implementation?

Personally I use the following, regardless of the setting I am in:

  • GreaseMonkey
  • FoxyProxy
  • Del.icio.us Bookmarks
  • Tab Mix Plus
  • Yahoo! Toolbar
  • VeriSign’s OpenID SeatBelt

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 4, 2008 at 9:57 am

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