For decades, the golden rule for web security was simple: don’t download and execute files on your computer. Ignore attachments from unknown sources, refrain from opening PDFs or Word documents with macros, and avoid getting software from any source other than the creator. Firefox is taking the next step by creating new sandboxing technology that could have a big impact on securing user workstations.
But times change, and now even websites can infect your computer with malware or separate you from your personal account information. This threat has become a problem that browsers like Firefox are now implementing security measures to protect users against these threats.
Needless to say, malicious software is always a threat to businesses large and small. Because of this fact, secure browsers utilizing technologies like sandbox security may become a critical part of low-level compliance for the foreseeable future.