Chrome users get better Flash protection through sandboxing
MANILA, Philippines - Chrome users on the various operating systems will find cause to smile today. A Google blog post on Tuesday, November 13, announced the company had completed its work on sandboxing Flash on latest versions of Google Chrome on all the desktop platforms using it, namely Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.
The post, written by Software Engineer Scott Hess, discusses updates done to the Mac version of Chrome. His post mentions that the latest version of Chrome “uses a new plug-in architecture which runs Flash inside a sandbox that’s as strong as Chrome’s native sandbox, and much more robust than anything else available.”
As the features page for Chrome’s browser explains, sandboxing “helps prevent malware from installing itself on your computer, or using what happens in one browser tab to affect what happens in another.” This adds extra defenses against malicious webpages that could potentially learn your activities online, steal your data, or otherwise try to wreak havoc on your computer.
Emil Protalinski of The Next Web adds that due to its cross-platform nature, Flash is a popular way of attacking various users. This is primarily due to Flash’s use in multiple OS types and various browsers. – Rappler.com