Google strengthens Chrome for Android with sandbox
Google has issued an update for its Chrome browser for Android, with the focus on increasing its security.
According to Google software engineer Jay Civelli, who posted on the Google Chrome Blog today, the latest 18.0.1025308 update of Chrome for Android strengthens its sandbox. The Android and desktop versions of Chrome use a multi-process architecture to ensure that if one tab hangs or crashes, it doesn't affect other tabs, or at least affects only the minimum number of tabs.
The Android operating system itself also uses unique user IDs to create each Android process, which extends to each tab, since these are separate processes themselves. Tying these two concepts together results in a kernel-level application sandbox, where tabs are unable to hijack information from other tabs and have limited access to the operating system.
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