Using replicated execution for a more secure and reliable web browser
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Date: 8 Feb 2012
Document Type: Briefing Papers
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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012
Modern web browsers are complex. Individually, they are all prone to security vulnerabilities and crashes.However, major browsers are distinct implementations that rarely share the same vulnerability. In other words, a single attack rarely succeeds in exploiting all browsers.We propose Cocktail, a system using replicated execution of Firefox, Google Chrome,and Opera to defend against browser attacks and withstand browser crashes.