Google Mentions Chrome Web Browser Packs Improved Flash Player Security for Mac Users
It isnít hard to point out that Adobe hasnít had the best time when it comes to providing reliability for its Flash player on Apple-made devices. The situation was so far from where it should have been that Steve Jobs even took the time to write some thoughts about it a few years ago. Fortunately, Google can proudly say that Adobeís Flash Player is more secure than it has ever been before Ė at least on Chrome.
According to Google, working closely with Adobe since 2010 helped find ways to improve the security aspects of the famed Flash plug-in, noting that some of the most recent enhancements can now be found in the latest Stable release of its Chrome browser. Basically a novel plug-in architecture is used, allowing Flash to run ďinside a sandbox thatís as strong as Chromeís native sandbox.Ē
One thing to note is that the Flash plug-in improvements found within Chrome arenít just for Mac users. Google has mentioned Adobeís player is now fully sandboxed on Windows, Linux, and of course its own Chrome OS as well.
Have any of you Chrome users noticed any improvements?