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lhebbes Newcomer 5 posts since
Sep 22, 2010
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Oct 7, 2010 1:08 PM

Will the new version fix the redirect security hole?

Will the new version just be a cosmetic change, or will it address some of the security issues in my other post?

  • SafeBoot Group Leader 8,605 posts since
    Oct 28, 2008

    Unknown sites are already flagged as unknown, but no, we don't plan to do deep inspection of sites-within-sites - that's covered in our Site Advisor Pro product coming out later in the year as it can only really effectivly be done from the client end - not from a service in the cloud.


    It's impossible as you can understand for us to scan a site in real time prior to each jump, using the historic GTI record is the only practical way to do things. We are though looking at options to get the frame a bit more aware of content below it.


    To be honest, we expect most users to disable the frame on known sites anyway, so the only time they will see it is if we have already decided the end location is suspicious. There's even a discussion going on whether we should bother displaying the "Green" frame at all - whether it should be an "op in" rather than the current "opt out" mode.


    There's a practical limit to how much security we can do without a client-side component - certainly we can offer more than the nothing some surl providers currently offer, and at least as much as others like goog.le and



    Message was edited by: SafeBoot on 10/7/10 2:25:19 PM EDT

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