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Adobe Gets More Microsoft Security Help

Is it any wonder that as the Adobe/Apple relationship disintegrates, the Adobe/Microsoft one gets stronger? As Apple spurned Adobe over claimed Flash performance and stability problems, Microsoft was waiting with open arms, ready to help anyway it could.

First up was an agreement to make Adobe patches part of Patch Tuesday. And last week we learned that Adobe has been given Microsoft-built sandbox software that will be used first with Adobe Reader.

The idea is to run PDFs through a so-called "protected mode" so that hackers can't directly access the registry, change files or install malicious code.

The sandbox isn't just for Adobe -- Microsoft is offering it to software partners through a new program.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 28, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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