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Is there a way to disable the incessant password requirement?

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Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
Why? I think you might be overestimating the capabilities of sandboxing. It's not bullet proof (in fact it can be easily circumvented as it was in 2011 and 2012) and by no means offers protection against catastrophic failure. A more effective solution, and one that all browsers have now done, is process and plugin isolation.
I never suggested it was "bulletproof." Nothing is, and I never expect it to be. Regarding Firefox (and others) plug-in sandboxing, that's all and good. Security in depth is the best way to do. However, I disagree that is it "more effective" than sandboxing. An hierarchical "sandboxing" as FF does with plug-ins works well when the plug-in is behaving well, and when the OS has been written to properly handle *any* possible breach. Sandboxing on the other hand, requires that the sandboxed app itself explicitly identifies only the required access to the sandbox engine in code. This gives you *two* layers of protection. An attack against the app will have to bypass the apps explicit code, and then it will have to bypass the wrapping sandbox.

Further, there are any number of attack vectors via browser exploits. I say again, ALL browsers should be written to sandbox requirements if they want to be responsible for security. Plug-in isolation would only apply to a plug-in, not to the million other vectors out there.

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