Adobe Reader to block attacks with sandbox feature


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For years, Adobe's ubiquitous Reader software has been one of the major targets of hackers looking to run malicious code on Windows operating systems. This -- combined with a habit of lagging to patch known vulnerabilities -- has earned the company a poor reputation when it comes to keeping its users safe. However, Adobe is hoping to change that impression by adding a "Protected Mode" to the next release of Reader that will isolate code from other parts of the computer.

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Good to see more people taking this idea and using it. Should be interesting to see how long before someone finds a way to bypass the "protected" environment.


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Not sure how well it will work, but I have to give Adobe credit for the first time in a long time for at least taking steps towards fixing a very plagued system.