The latest update to the Windows version of the Google Chrome browser bolsters Flash security features. Google and the Adobe team have added sandbox protection to Adobe Flash Player, which isolates the plug-in by restricting access to the computer’s filesystem. Sandboxing greatly reduces the risks of malware and other harmful elements while browsing the web.
The updated plug-in is now capable of using advanced features such as GPU acceleration, which Google claims reduces crashes by 20 percent. Additionally, this update adds sandbox protection to Windows XP and enables Flash in Windows 8 Metro mode.
The Internet can be a scary place, so we’re pleased to see Google and Adobe joining forces to improve the web surfing experience. These features are already available for Linux and Chrome OS users. Google says an update for Mac is currently in the works.