Flash Player gets Sandboxed for Safari

On October 24, 2013


It has never been a secret that Adobe Flash has long been vulnerable for attacks and malware. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Steve Jobs hated Flash and made no secret of it. Now the guys at Adobe has worked together with the guys at Apple to make Flash safer on Safari.

According to their company blog, Adobe explains that:

“Apple’s App Sandbox feature in Mavericks lets Adobe limit what files Flash can read or write to, or what assets on the operating system Flash Player can access. Flash also can no longer access local connections to device records and IPC channels, and network privileges are also limited, which stops Flash from talking to external servers.”

Safari users on OS X Mavericks can now access Flash files without having to worry that their system might be under attack.