This week we are looking at internet browser security. I said earlier that I am a fan of Google Chrome, and here is one more reason why.
Google Chrome has a feature called sandboxing. If you are not sure about a site, or you just are not familiar with a new site you can trust Google Chrome to sandbox the site. In computer security, a sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs. It is often used to execute untested code, or un-trusted programs from unverified third-parties, suppliers, un-trusted users and un-trusted websites. The sandbox typically provides a tightly controlled set of resources for programs to run in. Network access, the ability to inspect the host system or read from input devices are usually disallowed or heavily restricted.
Each tab in Chrome runs independent processes and one tab crashing does not crash all of the Google Chrome processes, or tabs.
So, if you are using lots of different websites and have a tendency to use sites you have never been on before, try Google Chrome. The sandbox might just save you some headaches.
Be safe and be blessed!