Monday, November 22, 2010

Securing The PDF

New Adobe Reader X sandbox and Invincea's virtualized Document Protection offer new tools to combat PDF attacks

The PDF file is getting some major security attention these days: first, Adobe's long-awaited sandboxing feature that rolled out with the new Reader X late last week, and now a tool from a start-up that opens PDFs in a separate virtualized environment.

Poisoned PDFs are one of the most popular vehicles for carrying malicious code, and after beefing up the patching cycle for the heavily targeted application over the past year, Adobe added Protected Mode for the files, which basically places them in a sandbox that separates them from the operating system and other apps so if they are infected, they can't hurt other aspects of the machine.


More: http://www.darkreading.com

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