Adobe To Update Its Security Features In Its Latest Version Of Reader
Adobe’s latest reader will contain a major security upgrade.
Adobe which is all set to launch the new version of its reader by the end of this year is all set to update the security features to protect it from “Attacks”.
Adobe Reader Protected Mode will reportedly use sandboxing technology to limit the potential damage from a hacking attack. Brad Arkin, senior director of product security and privacy at Adobe said that the sandbox will be on by default. If an exploit, which is a mechanism developed by an attacker in order to deliver malicious software to a computer – attacks the application, it won’t be able to get out of the sandbox,
“Even if a bad guy finds a flaw to attack they are stuck in the sandbox. They would need a second level do something interesting,” said Arkin.
The Sandbox technology is used by both Microsoft and Google in their applications, and Adobe worked with both of those companies in developing the system for Reader.
With Adobe coming under criticism for its security flaws for which it has announced patches to fix the problems, the sandbox technology might just be the solution they are looking for.