Flash Gets Sandboxed on Google Chrome

CheeseMan42 - December 2, 2010 05:38PM in Internet

Adobe Flash Player has been a target of a large amount of attacks on computer systems. Adobe and Google have worked together to create a sandbox for the Flash plug-in for Chrome. By sand boxing Flash, hackers will have a much harder time taking advantage of exploits to take over systems, or do other malicious activities. Windows users can grab the "dev" build of Chrome, but users should remember that it isn't the current, stable version of Chrome. The upgrade was based on the code already used to protect HTML and Javascript, but significant work had to be done. Although it is currently limited to Windows, the two companies plan to bring the sandbox to Max OS X and Linux in the future. The feature is expected to be released in the stable version of Chrome by mid 2011. It is always good to see companies working to benefit the users of its products.