Secure Web Browsing with the OP Web Browser

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Secure Web Browsing with the OP Web Browser
Abstract—Current web browsers are plagued with vulnerabilities, providing hackers with easy access to computer systems via browser-based attacks. Browser security efforts that retrofit existing browsers have had limited success because the design of modern browsers is fundamentally flawed. To enable more secure web browsing, we design and implement a new browser, called the OP web browser, that attempts to improve the state-of-the-art in browser security. Our overall design approach is to combine operating system design principles with formal methods to design a more secure web browser by drawing on the expertise of both communities. Our overall design philosophy is to partition the browser into smaller subsystems and make all communication between subsystems simple and explicit. At the core of our design is a small browser kernel that manages the browser subsystems and interposes on all communications between them to enforce our new browser security features. To show the utility o...
Chris Grier, Shuo Tang, Samuel T. King
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Updated 01 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where SP
Authors Chris Grier, Shuo Tang, Samuel T. King
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