Adobe Reader Security Upgraded

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 07-20-2010
Sandboxing limits the privileges a program can run under, isolating that program from other programs on a computer. With 'Protected Mode', Adobe is following down the same path as Microsoft and Google, which were both involved in developing the technology with Adobe and have made sandboxing centerpieces of recent security moves. Microsoft for example added sandboxing to Office 2010, while Google brought sandboxing to bare in its Chrome browser as well as plans for the Chrome operating system.

Adobe is calling its sandboxing solution "Protected Mode," and it will be included in the next full version of the PDF viewing software, It comes at a time when attackers are increasingly using Adobe vulnerabilities to compromise computers. The technology is aimed at computers running Microsoft Windows, which have been the target of most of these attacks.

Check out the full eWeek article on Adobe Reader Security.
To read the original eWeek article, click here: Adobe Reader to Get Sandboxing Security Technology