Adobe recently announced what should be a vast improvement in its popular Adobe Reader. With its next release they will be employing "sandboxing" which effectively puts a shell around the software protecting it from being injected with code from malicious hackers. This move by Adobe has been long overdue seeing as the reader program has been one of the leading vehicles for hackers to inject code that can infect end-users when they happen upon a malicious PDF file.
I have been speaking out about this vulnerability for over a year now and imploring people to use alternatives such as the free Foxit Reader, which also take up miniscule amounts of overhead in comparison to Adobe, but have also had attempts to inject code in it as well.
Now we will have to wait and see how effective this measure is, but it is definitely is a positive step in ...read more