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Title: TOWARDS REDESIGNING WEB BROWSERS WITH SECURITY PRINCIPLES
Authors: DONG XINSHU
Keywords: browser security, web security, browser design, privilege separation, isolated execution, data-centric abstraction
Issue Date: 22-Jan-2013
Source: DONG XINSHU (2013-01-22). TOWARDS REDESIGNING WEB BROWSERS WITH SECURITY PRINCIPLES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Modern web browsers serve as a run-time platform for executing web applications. New technologies built into web browsers have enabled a new generation of interactive and responsive web applications that are more powerful than ever. However, the lagging progress in enhancing browser security makes numerous attacks possible in web applications and browsers. Instead of reactive approaches adopted by many existing solutions, we advocate a more proactive and principled approach to securing web browsers as a platform. We learn from classical security principles that guide the design of secure systems on the operating system, and develop a line of novel solutions to bring in these principles into web browsers, effectively combating threats in modern web applications and browsers. Solutions proposed in this thesis demonstrate their effectiveness and practicality in real-world scenarios. We foresee that this thesis will evoke more fundamental rethink and redesign of web browsers as a secure platform.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/38746
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