June 3, 2020

Chrome to run Flash Player in a sandbox

The latest developer version (dev channel) of the Chrome browser for Windows is equipped with a sandbox for running Adobe’s Flash plug-in. If an attacker succeeds in exploiting a security vulnerability in the plug-in, the sandbox should cushion the worst of the blow by blocking access to critical system files. Abobe Flash Player is a godsend for attackers, because almost everyone has it installed on their system and new vulnerabilities in Flash are constantly being discovered.

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