"Running a browser as root is idiotic." While not the most polite statement I have read, the point should be more like. "It is not a best practice to run any program as root." A better solution would be to run browsers as the lowest level required.
Your hack is a backwards step for security but I commend you for your work and effort. You seem to have figured out how the writers of the program tried to protect it.
Last edited by jefro; 04-07-2013 at 10:06 PM.