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Adobe Working on Sandboxed Flash Player for Firefox

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    Adobe is working on a new sandboxed version of the Flash Player browser plugin for Firefox. The move will make it tougher to compromise a system's security using malicious Shockwave Flash objects. The new plugin for Firefox (and other browsers like Opera, which rely on the common Netscape Plugin Wrapper model of browser plugins), will work essentially similar to the Flash Player Google Chrome ships with, which works in a "Protected Mode". When "sandboxed" Shockwave Flash objects in webpages will work as separate processes, with much lower privileges than the actual user, the user's machine environment will be kept abstract to it. Adobe has already redesigned the browser plugin of its Reader X (PDF viewer) to work this way, and hasn't seen a significant successful exploit since November, last year.

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    Source: Adobe Asset Blog
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    Took you long enough. This should have existed 10 years ago.
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    Will this finally end the flash video lockups in Firefox? I have to say that more than anything else has spurred the switch to chrome for a lot of people. It's nuts they've just ignored it.
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    wow talk about late to the game. flash is going the way of the Dodo and these guys are finally coming around to fixing the security issue!!
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    I wouldnt count flash out honestly but no script certainly worked on it.

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