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July 8, 2006, 2:41 pm
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GreenBorder Pro ... It's true "set & forget" protection that's
never out of date.
[ /quot ]
Hmm, sounds almost too good... any comments?
Quick search finds only one ref. (by Nick F., a.c.v, Jan'04).
Replies to: Nherr1professor2doktor31109(at)Oyahoo(dot)Tcom
too good to be true sounds about right for the comment you quoted, but
it's still an interesting idea...
basically the concept is to put internet facing apps in a sandbox to
help protect your system from threats that come in through those apps...
unfortunately right now it only supports internet exploder, err,
explorer... i understand they're planning an update to support firefox
later this year and there are plans to support instant messaging clients
unfortunately it's very much app specific and there are always going to
be internet facing apps it doesn't support - can't really see it adding
support for every p2p app out there, there's just too many of them... im
is an issue too, which im client, which protocol - again, there are many...
also, there are some net annoyances and threats that it cannot possibly
do anything about... it's probably effective at preventing bad code from
running (within it's scope of control) but i don't see it doing anything
about keeping the user from revealing information s/he shouldn't reveal...
it's not a panacea, and it's not install and forget... it does try to
cover all the bases (even protecting you from files you download while
in the sandbox) but here's the catch-22 of that situation - either the
users then no longer has to make smart decisions about what they're
doing online and so becomes completely reliant on green border to
continue functioning properly (therefore having to make sure to monitor
it's status), or more intelligently the users still take all the
precautions they did before they installed green border and let green
border help catch what slips through the cracks in their previous safe
hex regimen... either way, it's not install and forget...
that said, i'm very interested in seeing it operate... i've already
downloaded it and gotten the free one year license they were sending to
the first 10,000 people, but i don't want to switch browsers just to try
it out so i'm waiting for the upgrade...
"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"
| http://www.greenborder.com /
| [ quot ]
| GreenBorder Pro ... It's true "set & forget" protection that's
| never out of date.
| [ /quot ]
| Hmm, sounds almost too good... any comments?
| Quick search finds only one ref. (by Nick F., a.c.v, Jan'04).
Has it been that long since Nick Fitzgerald posted here ?