|Stable release||22.214.171.1245 (June 8, 2016) [±]|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
Comodo Dragon is a freeware web browser. It is based on Chromium and is produced by Comodo Group. Sporting a similar interface to Google Chrome, Dragon does not implement Chrome's user tracking and some other potentially privacy-compromising features, and provides additional security measures, such as indicating the authenticity and relative strength of a website's SSL certificate.
Dragon has been criticized for disabling critical security measures implemented in Google Chrome and has been criticized for being unresponsive to security concerns.
A Google engineer publicly disclosed a serious security vulnerability in Comodo Dragon after Comodo failed to respond to the issue within the 90 days Google provides software vendors. The advisory warns users who install Comodo Dragon that Dragon replaces their default browser, hijacks DNS settings, and disables the same origin policy, which exposes users by allowing malicious websites to access private data.
Comodo's first attempt to patch the issue was unsuccessful.
The same origin policy protects users by ensuring scripts are limited to accessing resources from the same website, which prevents malicious websites from accessing private data on another webpage.
Upon installation, Comodo Dragon offers the opportunity to configure either the Comodo Dragon or the user's entire computer to use Comodo's own DNS servers instead of the user's Internet service provider. Comodo Dragon performs additional checks on the SSL digital certificates of secure websites, and informs users if a site's certificate may be of insufficient strength. It includes an on-demand site inspector designed to determine if a site hosts malicious code.
- Google user tracking
- Automatic access to Google Search on startup for users with Google as default search engine
- Google-hosted error pages when a server is not present
- Automatic address bar search suggestions
- Bug tracking system, which sends information about crashes or errors
- Built-in PDF viewer and Adobe Flash Player which is sandboxed
- Google Native Client (NaCl) support
- H.264 codec
- Google Safe Browsing which blocks malicious and phishing sites
- Google Docs which opens various document and spreadsheet formats
- Google Translate, which automatically translates webpages in foreign languages
- Comparison of web browsers
- Comodo IceDragon – based on Firefox, also from Comodo Group
- Comodo Internet Security
- Comodo System Utilities
- Comodo Mobile Security
- Comodo SSL
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