I am wondering whether it would increase security in any significant way, if I would use two separate Firefox profiles, one for normal browsing and the other for private/secure websites, such as my e-banking.
In case the normal profile got "compromised/infected/malwarized" in any way, would my other profile still be unaffected?
Or what about using two different browsers (on the same system, under the same user)? Would one browser be safe, even if the other was compromised ?
AFAIK, most of the bad things that could happen to my browser only affect the browser itself, i.e. attacker could steal browsing history, bookmarks, or potentially install malicious addon.
Can browser malware also reach outside the browser, i.e. execute shell or programs on the system, such as
rm ~ ?
Any ideas would be appreciated