Researchers at ASU have developed software that automates the best manual security-compartmentalization practices by generating a fresh browsing instance (FBI) for sensitive websites. The automation is transparent to the user and does not require any modification of how non-sensitive content is accessed. Auto-FBI predefines sensitive content for novice users but also allows advanced users to designate conflict of interest classes, even permitting content from sites in the same user-defined class to coexist in a browser instance. This provides the same secure access achieved by using multiple browsers all in one.
- Browser Extensions/Add-ons
- Web Applications
- Internet Security
Benefits and Advantages
- Automated – Once installed it does not require any intervention from the user.
- Practical – Same secure access to sensitive web obtained by using multiple browsers all within the same browser.
- Compatible – Supports most conventional browsers.
- User-friendly – Established security settings for casual users while giving experienced user advanced options for enhanced browsing control.
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