Google declares Flash is now fully sandboxed in Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS

Google today announced that Adobe Flash Player is now “fully sandboxed” in Chrome on all desktop platforms it supports: Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. This is a big achievement on the security side of things, especially given the many vulnerabilities and 0-days frequently found in Flash.

For those who don’t know, sandboxing refers to restricting resources and separating programs, in this case Flash, from executing untested and untrusted code from unverified third-parties and Web Sites. Here is how Google describes it for Chrome.