Ask the Readers: Will You Use the Upcoming Adobe X Sandbox Security Release? [Poll]

By Akemi Iwaya on October 20th, 2010

It is no secret that Adobe has experienced a multitude of security problems with their PDF software recently, thus making it a very attractive target for hackers. What we would like to know this week is will you use the new “sandbox security” version when it is released or continue to use an alternative PDF software.


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Adobe recently announced the upcoming release of a new, more secure version of their PDF software that will use sandbox security technology to add an additional layer of protection against attacks. Ok, so what does that mean? The new sandbox security setup will keep PDF processing (i.e. JavaScript execution, 3D rendering, & image parsing) confined while preventing applications from installing or deleting files, modifying system information, or accessing processes. The new Protected Mode will be enabled by default and included in browser plug-ins for all the major browsers. That is definitely good news.

Now to the crux of the problem. With all the security problems that Adobe has faced recently, it is likely that many of you have already switched or are considering switching to an alternative PDF software. Is this move by Adobe enough to repair a blemished reputation in your eyes? Would you consider switching back to Adobe as your main PDF software or will you continue to use an alternative PDF software? Perhaps you have chosen to stay with Adobe through the good and bad. Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments!

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/20/10
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