Adobe Flash Player 11.3 has launched a number of important security measures for Firefox and Mac users and seven contain leak fixes, to flip Flash Player for Firefox now within a sandbox, that makes it harder for attackers to exploit a vulnerability in a working to build, according toAdobe's Uhley Peleus. The design of the sandbox is based on the Adobe Reader X sandbox, since this sandbox came out, there is no attack by malware spotted in the wild who managed to break out.
To take advantage of the sandbox to Firefox users are on Vista or Windows 7 characteristics, these systems give the required instrument to decently process to sandboxes notes Uhley on. Adobe Acrobat Reader and the sandbox implementation already appeared in 2010, Adobe then decided to sandbox also serving to Windows XP.
Now that Windows 8 will soon be published and the use of Windows XP decreases rapidly, it seemed unwise for the Flash Player for Windows XP for the same investment to make. Therefore, the Protected Mode for Firefox only available for Windows Vista and later," says Uhley .
He calls the development of the sandbox, which began with Internet Explorer and was followed by Google Chrome, a journey that always steps be put forward, but where there is an important goal, to protect users. We are confident that this implementation will be a major barrier and Flash Player exploit for Firefox users occurs.
Flash Player 11.3 also introduces the 'background updater "for Mac OS X, which has already appeared on Windows, thus the user can now specify that Flash Player updates automatically downloaded and installed without any further user interaction. The system checks for updates every hour, until a response from the Adobe server, if the server reports that no updates are available, 24 hours later to check for updates.
Furthermore, these and future Flash Player releases signed with an Apple Developer ID, so the program with the new Gatekeeper technology for Mac OS X Mountain Lion can work.