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Google sandboxes Flash in Chrome, adds WebGL support

By Emil ยท 7 replies
Dec 18, 2010
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  1. Google has decided that while the company is going to embrace Adobe Flash in its Chrome browser, it is not going to let the plug-in introduce all sorts of security vulnerabilities. To minimize the risks posed by Flash, the search giant has released a new beta version of the Chrome browser for Windows which sandboxes Flash and other extensions; sandboxing will come to the Mac and Linux versions so...

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    And apple didn't do this because? Well my Vibrant does flash so I don't really give.
  3. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I might go switch to Chrome now. :)
  4. The real securiy risk is Google. They give out your wireless MAC's GPS location.
  5. z0phi3l

    z0phi3l TS Member

    And as long as you are using good security it does nothing, now if you fail and have an open connection, you deserve whatever/whoever gets in
  6. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    In the past, I wouldn't touch beta software because it was often not stable enough for daily use. Google has redefined the nature of beta software by giving us software that is constantly evolving and yet is surprisingly stable enough for daily personal or even office use. That is why Google 9 Beta is my main browser.
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You don't need to be running the latest bleeding edge beta or developer version, there's a stable version which is currently running version 8.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    Didn't do this for what? The phone? - Just because its sandboxed doesn't fix crashes and it doesn't make it any faster or drain battery any slower.
    For their Macs? - I don't know why, but they could only do it with their browser, not Firefox, or Opera, or the other 3rd party browsers. But that really doesn't have anything to do with Apple's decision to not ship an outdated version of Flash with their OS - Instead letting the user decide if they want it, and if so, they can just get the new one, just like how its always been in Windows.

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