Adobe Reader "Protected Mode"

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Adobe Reader "Protected Mode"

Post by Ruhe on 21/7/2010, 15:44

Adobe has reacted to the continuing attacks on Adobe Reader. The next version – which will likely be called Adobe Reader 10 – will include a sandbox which will, according to Brad Arkin, responsible for security of all Adobe software products, make Reader a less attractive target for attackers. However, Arkin did not want to commit to a date for releasing the new technology, officially dubbed Adobe Reader "Protected Mode".

The most important function of the sandbox, which will be activated by default, is to block write access to Windows systems from Adobe Reader.



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Re: Adobe Reader "Protected Mode"

Post by languy99 on 21/7/2010, 17:36

Fox it reader already has something like that if you don't want to wait for adobe.

Brandt also recommends that users take a look at FoxIt Reader. He explains that FoxIt "released their 4.0 product a few weeks back and it has a whole slew of new security features, including sandboxing, which I was really impressed with. I've also found that it reduces the problem of a vulnerable software monoculture."

"Foxit is also far less bloated than Adobe, offers more features in its free product than does Adobe, and doesn't require the use of an annoying download manager to do its updates." Brandt concluded.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/201515/dont_wait_for_adobe_sandboxing_to_secure_your_pdf_viewing.html
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