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I noticed this on the SANS the other day and remembered I had wanted to check into this earlier.

Vmware has released a “safe browser appliance”.  Basically, it’s a version of ubuntu linux bundled with Firefox, that you run inside of their free Vmware player.


I took a quick look and it’s pretty nifty.  It’s linux, so if you’re Windows-centric, it will appear a bit unfamiliar.  But it certainly is a safer way to browser the Internet and fairly easy to use.


Personally, I prefer to use Vmware with Windows, but if you download this freebie from Vmware, it’s a great way to get acquainted with linux and Windows — and to have a safer web browsing experience.  

Alex Eckelberry