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Google acquires 'sandbox' technology for secure browsing
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Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 30 May 2007 01:49

From The Register:

Google is acquiring GreenBorder, a Silicon Valley startup that helps protect web users against malware.

Word of the acquisition comes a week after Google inaugurated a blog devoted to online security, indicating the search king's growing interest in fighting the malware scourge.

GreenBorder claims to work with both Internet Explorer and Firefox to form a protective barrier to prevent malicious code from installing programs or accessing sensitive files on a PC. Web content is shunted into a secluded area - or "sandbox" - where files can be flushed away. This is similar to the way temporary files are disposed of once a user closes the application they are associated with.

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