Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 21:40 UTC
Internet Explorer This is interesting news. According to WinUnleaked.tk, and given credence by Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrot, Adobe has given Microsoft the source code to Flash, so that Microsoft could fully integrate it into Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8. Interesting move, and probably not a bad one considering just how popular Flash still is, especially for games.
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Verunks
Member since:
2007-04-02

ie9 is already sandboxed on windows 7

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It is true that since IE 7, Internet Explorer itself is supposed to have very little file access permissions, provided that its "Protected mode" functionality is enabled at least. However, its Trident engine is entrenched so deeply in Windows, managing parts of such critical functionality as system dialogs, the file explorer or the control panel, that it can almost certainly give orders to higher-privileged components of Windows, which partially voids the usefulness of this sandbox functionality.

Edited 2012-05-24 12:33 UTC

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einr Member since:
2012-02-15

Fat lot of good it does, too.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2012/04/10/ie-9-0-6-available-vi...

The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user visits a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user.


IE was, is, and will remain a security nightmare.

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