Microsoft has released a new extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that’s supposed to protect users when visiting potentially-dangerous websites.
The Windows Defender Application Guard, which is available for download only for insiders before the public launch, has a very simple role: it checks the website you’re trying to load to determine if it’s a trusted link or not.
If it’s not, the extension automatically fires up an instance of Microsoft Edge running in a sandbox, which means that no matter what happens on the page after load, it can’t reach your data.
“The extension relies on a native application that we’ve built to support the communication between the browser and the device’s Application Guard settings,” Microsoft explains.
Microsoft explains that the extension was designed to provide a seamless experience, so when users point the browser to a trusted website, the sandboxed session is automatically rest… (read more)