Adobe to Add Sandboxing to Reader 10

Kara Reeder

Abobe's next version of Reader, due out by the end of the year, will add sandboxing technology to limit the potential damage from a hacking attack, according to


Adobe's Reader and Acrobat software is a popular target for hackers and often criticized for its frequency of patches. Last week, Adobe patched 23 holes in the software, including two vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited to allow an attacker to take control of a user's computer. Before that, Adobe release 17 critical patches in an out-of-band update.


But Brad Arkin, senior director of product security and privacy at Adobe, is confident in the additional security measure:

This is a proven technology developed by Microsoft, and we can protect customers against vulnerabilities that we don't yet know about by adding this extra layer of defense.

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