Google Meet Google's 'Security Princess', The Reason You Feel Safe Browsing The Web On Google Chrome

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  1. Spawn

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    It doesn’t matter what claims a software company makes, there’s one universal law of product design that continues to hold true – nothing is unhackable.

    That’s where Parisa Tabriz comes in, Google’s head of product security for the company’s Chrome browser. Ever since her entry into Google in 2007, the 34-year-old security expert and her team have detected countless bugs and loopholes in Chrome’s security system, patching them before they can be exploited by outside hackers. She was even featured on Forbes’ 2012 ‘Top 30 People Under 30 To Watch In the Technology Industry’ list. It’s no wonder then that she’s earned herself the moniker of “Security Princess” among both cyber security professionals and the media.

    Calling themselves the ‘Department of Chromeland Security’ Tabriz and her team of 30 white hat hackers (security researchers who attempt to hack systems for good, as opposed to black hat hackers that breach software for personal gain or sport) are hard at work everyday to make Chrome the most safe browsing experience it can possibly be.

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  2. SearchLight

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    Never knew, glad you made the introduction and am quite impressed by the efforts of her and her team. Kudos to Ms. Tabriz and her security team:).

    That being said, I was wondering what Ms. Tabriz thought about the features that she incorporates in Chrome to make it safe and secure for we the users, as opposed to the "other" browsers who tout that they are "safer and more secure" than Chrome? I would think, that if she thought those other features were more effective, that she would already have incorporated them in Chrome, so it would be the other developers basing their design on hers.

    In essence, is the quest to find a "safer" and more "secure" browser than Google Chrome more of succumbing to marketing hype, or is there a basis to the claims, and is it just a matter of which browser the user finds more comfortable using?
     
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  3. ispx

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    google's security princess is of iranian descent, nice :)
     
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