Good news for Adobe Reader users, Adobe Reader will soon have “protected mode” for readers powered by Sandboxing technology to prevent malicious attacks through PDF files said by Brad Arkin, director of product security and Privacy at Adobe.
According to Cnet-news post
“Adobe is adding ‘Protected mode “ to the next release of Adobe Reader for Windows due out some time this year, Said Brad Arkin.The feature will be enabled by default and included in Adobe Reader Browser plug-ins for all major browsers”.
Adobe using the sandboxing technology based on Microsoft’s Windows Sandboxing and techniques used in Microsoft Office 2010 protected view, Microsoft Office 2007 and Google Chrome sandboxing.
Free PDF Reader Foxit Reader offers Trust Manager with safety reading mode which doesn’t allow external commands to run inside the PDF file.But Foxit Reader loosing its users due to bundling its PDF Reader with crappy toolbars.Adobe Reader is also getting competition from Nitro PDF Reader.