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From: <michael.mccormick@wellsfargo.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:16:15 -0500
Message-ID: <8A794A6D6932D146B2949441ECFC9D680420D94A@msgswbmnmsp17.wellsfargo.com>
To: <dan.schutzer@fstc.org>, <todd.inskeep@bankofamerica.com>, <Chuck@Interisle.net>, <Bob.Pinheiro@fstc.org>, <Dan.Houser@huntington.com>, <mark.tiggas@wellsfargo.com>, <matt.barrington@wachovia.com>, <peltond@wellsfargo.com>, <sam.phillips@bankofamerica.com>, <smb@cs.columbia.edu>, <solod@citigroup.com>, <Pete.Palmer@wellsfargo.com>, <tom.keane@wachovia.com>, <john.fricke@fstc.org>, <richard.a.parry@jpmchase.com>, <Stan.Szwalbenest@chase.com>, <chris.nautiyal@fstc.org>
Cc: <public-wsc-wg@w3.org>
There are emerging vendors who offer a hardened web browser that only allows the user to access certain pre-vetted web sites.  The one I saw demo'd today is based on the Mozilla code base.  The UI looks like a stripped-down Firefox.  While it's running all other Windows programs (inc. any key loggers or other malware) are more or less suspended.  Only SSL communication is allowed.  The browser also uses a private DNS server to avoid DNS poisoning and a signed URL list to avoid bookmark poisoning.

Sounds kind of like Safe Browsing?


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