New feature in OS X Mavericks allows for apps and plugins in Safari to be sandboxed, putting a barrier between potential malware and the rest of the system.
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Mavericks brings sandboxed Flash Player for Safari users, higher security


Adobe is taking advantage of new capabilities in Safari 7 as part of OS X Mavericks in order to add a layer of security to their Flash Player. The latest build of Apple’s browser now allows for apps to be sandboxed, effectively placing a barrier between Flash and the rest of the operating system.

This means that any malware specifically targeting Flash will not have access to the rest of a user’s system. It also reduces threats for other plugins.

While the feature, confirmed by Adobe, is welcomed, it doesn’t make up for the fact that Apple waited so long to implement app sandboxing ins Safari. Other browsers such as Chrome and Firefox have boasted the feature for some time.

[via Engadget]

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