|03-01-2010, 04:47 PM||#1|
Reader of Books
Join Date: Oct 2009
Security Expert: Computer not safe with Flash
Pretty interesting reading..
|03-01-2010, 04:51 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505
Why not just say "Computer Not Safe with Internet" and call it a day?
This is just another hacker/security pundit trying to make headlines with outrageous claims.
He goes on to say that Linux based systems are no safer than Windows, which is just ridiculous.
|03-01-2010, 06:11 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2009
There's a big difference between automated exploits and what happens when a hacker focuses his sole attention onto you.
|03-01-2010, 07:19 PM||#4|
The one and only
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Oh my... as soon as you switch on the computer, it isn't safe anymore. Just another Flashbash.
|03-01-2010, 07:39 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: iPod Touch
I have flashblocked installed, but I'm not sure if that protects me from anything!
Flash also allows websites to track you more easily through LSO flash cookies, which are kept separately to normal text cookies in an Adobe folder somewhere on your machine. So even after you clear your cookies they can be tracking where you go and what you do. To remove these you can either install an app like Flush for OS X or you can get a browser specific solution like Privacy Plus or Better Privacy for Firefox.
That's one thing that annoys me about Chrome, it doesn't have any way to remove LSO cookies yet, but claims to be great on privacy (while also reporting what you do to Google).
|03-01-2010, 08:20 PM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The sunny part of California
Device: Generic virtual reality story-experiential device
|03-01-2010, 10:23 PM||#8|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Where I do.
Device: iPhone 6+ & Kindle Fire HD
Oh believe me, I would love to be able to run without flash. Every crash or stall I've experienced recently seems to be related to that stupid plug-in. Viva la HTML5!
Last edited by Dylrob; 03-01-2010 at 10:26 PM.
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