Adobe Reader X

Assessing the Adobe Reader X Sandbox

By Chris Greamo

Over the past few years, malicious PDFs have become common place and a prefered vector for attackers. Last week, Adobe announced the release
of Reader X – the much anticipated next major release of
their ubiquitous document reader, which includes a new security feature
called ”Protected Mode”. Protected Mode is designed to restrict the
ability of an attacker who exploits Reader using a malicious PDF to
damage, modify, or gain full control of the underlying host.

Adobe Releases Reader X With Sandbox

Adobe has released the much anticipated new version of its Reader software, Adobe Reader X, which includes the new sandboxing feature meant to prevent exploits against the software from affecting other applications on a PC.

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