|| Time Frame
|SEB 2.2 for macOS/iPadOS/iOS
|| Q3 2020
||Major release of SEB with a unified code base for macOS and iPadOS/iOS and feature parity for example:
- Disable clearing of session cookies
- Binary security module
- seb(s) links to config files on authenticated servers
- Enhanced process monitoring and prohibited processes settings (Mac)
- Integration with SEB Server
|SEB 3.0 for macOS/iPadOS/iOS
- New WebKit2 browser engines in SEB for macOS and iOS
- The improved system browser framework is more performant, stable and allows better integration with web applications.
- Feature parity for Windows, macOS and iOS
- Improved user interface with browser tabs in addition to browser windows.
- Text search on webpages and in PDF documents.
|Outlook on SEB Development Areas 2021 - 2022
| SEB 3.2
- Support for Additional Resources (external and embedded), which can be opened with icons and popup menus in taskbar
- Configurable spell checking
- Embedding of server certificates into config files, certificate pinning
- Refactored and redesigned SEB Config Tool with improved usability.
- New security module inside SEB, which is distributed only in code-obfuscated, binary form.
- This module will be used for generating the new Browser Signature Key and verifying integrity of the SEB client checking its code signature.
- By keeping the source code of this security module secret and applying methods to make reverse engineering more difficult, we can protect SEB better against hacks and self-build, manipulated versions of SEB.
- The security module is already available in SEB for iOS.
- Improved built-in accessibility features.
- Can be used to check for the correct settings used in an SEB exam client using the new Config Key (see below) and verifying that a legitimate SEB version is used for the exam, using the existing Browser Exam Key and the new Browser Signature Key.
| Improved integrity checks
||Improved methods for checking integrity (code signature) of the SEB version used, especially important for BYOD scenarios: New standalone tool which can be run before/during an exam by proctors to verify the correct SEB version is used on a student device.
| Prohibited third party tools and applications
||Centralized database for prohibited third party tools and applications, which should not run during an exam using SEB.
- The database file can be imported into a SEB configuration file (or later directly downloaded by SEB)
- SEB checks if a prohibited application from this “blacklist” is running and instructs the user to quit it first before starting an exam
- This will prevent to use tools like screen recording or screen sharing during exam.
- The prohibited applications database will be open for community submissions of potentially dangerous software on safeexambrowser.org (but of course moderated by us).
|SEB Integration in LMS and E-Assessment Suites
- Encourage and support SEB integration for further e-assessment and learning management systems (requires SEB Consortium Gold Membership)
- Extended documentation on how to achieve “deeper” integration for higher security and improved usability setting up exams, enabled by the new SEB API.
- Foster cooperation with LMS communities and e-assessment suite vendors.