Security developers have released a stripped-down privacy-friendly browser, Aviator, based on the open source browser core Chromium as used by Google Chrome.
WhiteHat Security’s Aviator browser has built-in functionality designed to block ads and tracking by default. In addition, Flash and Java are click-to-play, a configuration that WhiteHat argues greatly reduces the risk of drive-by downloads, which are a common method for malware distribution.
Each tab is sandboxed to help prevent one program from making changes to others, or to a computing environment. In addition, Aviator always operates in private mode. The technology strips out referring URLs across domains to protect its users’ privacy. The default search engine for the new browser is DuckDuckGo, the privacy-friendly web search tool.