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Sep 30 2008   1:12PM GMT

Overheard: Google Chrome and the principle of least privilege

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

g_andrew_duthie.jpg The most important reason for limiting the security privileges your code requires to run is to reduce the damage that can occur should your code be exploited by a malicious user.

G Andrew Duthie, The Importance of the Principle of Least Privilege

Google Chrome uses the principle of least privilege. Each tab in Chrome is sandboxed (isolated) to prevent malware from installing itself or allowing what happens in one tab to affect what happens in another.

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