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Offline spainach_12

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How is Dragon better?
« on: January 15, 2011, 05:40:25 PM »
I guess no one's asked this before since I couldn't find it in the forums. How exactly and specifically is Dragon supposed to be better than Chrome??

I mean this statement:
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Has privacy enhancements that surpass those in Chromium's technology

taken from http://www.comodo.com/home/browsers-toolbars/browser.php

What are these privacy enhancements?
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Re: How is Dragon better?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 08:59:07 PM »
I know two of them. One is built in comodo dns server so that it stops malware, and the other is chrome not calling back home to google.
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Re: How is Dragon better?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 02:26:08 AM »
Comodo Dragon Release Notes:
Comodo Dragon internet browser is based on the source code of Google Chrome browser but has a number of improvements, which includes fixes some privacy and security improvements.
 
ADDED Certificate Domain Validation checking warning
Comodo Dragon uses advanced domain validation technology originally developed in Comodo Verification Engine.  It performs additional analysis of a domain's SSL certificate to warn about those that been issued with Domain Only Validation.
 
FIXED Client identification number privacy issue.
Comodo Dragon fixes this privacy issues, which exists in Chrome browser. Chrome creates an ID for each client (user). This security gap theoretically can be used to identify a user. This ID has been removed.
 
REMOVED RLZ-Tracking capability.
RLZ-Tracking is a Chrome's feature which informs Google about when and where the browser has been downloaded. This capability has been removed in Dragon. This has been done to protect user privacy
 
Comodo's traditional product update technology is used.
Dragon uses Comodo's own installer and update technology. Chrome, on the other hand, checks for updates and makes update via Google Updater, legality of which was put under question by Red Bend Software. Google Updater was entirely eliminated in Dragon
 
REMOVED error reporting mechanism.
Error reporting is used by Google to find and remove problems in their software however the information, which is sent to Google,  includes some data about the computer's software. In case it this information is intercepted by an attacker, it can be used to reveal vulnerabilities in the computer's security system. Comodo Dragon has eliminated this mechanism is order not to compromise user's security and privacy.
 
REMOVED installation time-tracking.
Comodo's installation technology doesn't use and store information about when the software was installed and updated, all actions are based only on your current version number, whereas Chrome installation stores detailed (up to the second) information about software installation time
 
ADDED smart software removal
During software remove Dragon asks user whether he or she wants to keep user preferences data (home page, search engine customizing, etc) and leaves or removes user profile based on his or her choice. This is done for user's convenience. Leaving user's profile on your computer is recommended if you are going to return to using Dragon in future
 
EXCLUDED remote error pages usage
Dragon uses locally stored error messages (such as "Page not found"), whereas Chrome in its default configuration uses server-stored error messages. In Dragon information about your network input errors is limited to your browser instead of being sent to Google’s remote server.
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Re: How is Dragon better?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 11:13:51 AM »
Question, when chrome updates and fixes problems that are a security threat, is Dragon automatically updated to reflect that fix?

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Re: How is Dragon better?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 11:54:18 AM »
Question, when chrome updates and fixes problems that are a security threat, is Dragon automatically updated to reflect that fix?

No, any fixes would be added to the next Dragon release.

 

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