Chrome sandboxes as well, similar to IE's protected mode. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome#Security
Opera, Chrome and Firefox use DEP and ASLR.
I'd say Chrome is on par with IE8.
Comment from: Tim Visitor
You are very, very naive about security - it would seem.
Whilst you are correct that IE8 has more security "features" - though recently some of the malware (or was it XSS?) protection has been proven to make you *less* secure - it is still a closed-source browser with a history of incompetent programming.
As far as I'm concerned, using a closed-source piece of software for the most outward-facing functions on your computer - browsing the web - is idiotic. Numerous times has it been proven that the open-source ideals are superior when it comes to producing secure software: the most obvious of this is the Linux and FreeBSD operating systems, which are used on almost all mission-critical servers.
I noticed you mentioned the whole "Linux has more vulnerabilities" argument too. Ever consider that it's better for vulnerabilities to be found as they're always going to exist, pretty much, and the fact they have been found and patched is surely better to them still existing: either waiting to be found or known only to a select few with dubious ethics? Another thing, may I add: Microsoft regularly deny that a vulnerability is, in fact, a vulnerability. Instead it is a "bug". The Linux developers will call pretty much anything a vulnerability, even if it is almost impossible or entirely unpractical to exploit.
Keep telling yourself that all these fantastic new security features that Microsoft are bringing out are keeping you more secure. Personally, I'll stick to using an open-source browser on an open-source operating system - it certainly hasn't harmed me yet.
Comment from: CISSP Visitor
It would seem - you're an idiot. Let's compare facts instead of your uninformed opinions.
Open-source developers are unemployed hacks.
MS programmers are highly paid professionals.
Open-source puts PayPal donations into their pockets and nothing into their software.
MS puts hundreds of millions into developing their software.
Open-source develops patches for vulnerabilities when time permits.
MS develops patches before you've heard about the vulnerabilities.
This could go on and on. I'm not pro-MS or anti-Linux (or anti-Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc.) but I know what's most secure for corporate environments and whether you like it or not that's IE.
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