User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20071206 Firefox/22.214.171.124 Flock/1.0.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20071206 Firefox/188.8.131.52 Flock/1.0.3 Taking Jeremiah Grossman idea of extreme security browsing, How about doing a special TAB with extreme security so when I click my online banking bookmark it opens a TAB with an extreme security setting? This allows one to not switch to a new safe browser (by settings) and we can promote firefox as an online banking friend. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
How would this new tab be any safer than the old one? Are you talking about a vanilla Firefox install with no settings changed or extensions installed?
This can could have a total different set of security settings. You may have a tab with differents setting for cookies, certificates, forgery, even prevent you from remembering the password, and maybe also disabling some of the extensions.
Having a separate *set* of cookies might protect you from XSS, CSRF, etc. I don't see how different settings would protect you, and most of those settings are per-site anyway.
Ok. Thanks for your time guys!
Mozilla Labs's "Weave" might help -- it's Firefox, but you could create dedicated instances (separate profiles) for high-value sites. That's not really any different from what Jeremiah is doing though, and anything less wouldn't address the risks he's trying to reduce.