Chrome OS Network Manager Sandboxed, Stripped of Root Privileges

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By Eduard Kovacs on February 11, 2019

The latest version of Google’s Chrome OS operating system brings some significant security improvements related to the Shill network manager, including a sandbox and fewer privileges.

Chrome OS 72 was released last week and Google informed customers that Shill has been placed in a sandbox and it no longer runs as the root user. Developers say these measures should help protect users against vulnerabilities and attacks such as the ones disclosed by a researcher back in December 2016.

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