Google Chrome Sandboxing

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Download the latest chrome browser with new V8 engine here. (64 bit link)

I tried this and was truly blown away by the speed. So it seems the V8 engine is very aptly named indeed ,see here. I'm going to show you how to sandbox chrome or chromium browsers for those of us who are security conscious. You can learn more about the benefits here.

Type into your Google Chrome or Chromium browser:

about:sandbox

Mine shows seccomp sandbox is enabled

1) Make a shortcut to the browser and in the properties edit command line to read:

google-chrome --enable-seccomp-sandbox %U

in chromium it should look similar to this

/usr/bin/chromium-browser --enable-seccomp-sandbox %U

in Google chrome should be similar to this

/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --enable-seccomp-sandbox %U

2) X out of current browser session and start another using newly created shortcut

3) Again type in about:sandbox to url bar to verify that you are now sandboxed

Another cool tip i found for all operating systems using chrome is if you type chrome://flags into url bar you get options to tweak some hidden settings.


I hope you found this beneficial.

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