25 December 2007

Nicely crafted fear campaign or else?

Few days ago The Register wrote about serious Flash bug discovered by researchers from Google and some well-known security firm. This bug could allow attacks that steal the personal details of visitors. However article focuses on a book that will be out very soon, Hacking Exposed Web 2.0: Web 2.0 Security Secrets and Solutions and this book explain this Flash bug.

Discussion took place in incredible direction where some people even suggest that we should all turn off Flash content! Why not, let's turn off JavaScript, images and everything else and leave text as only web content. Let's go back to Web 0.2

Newest Flash Player 9,0,115,0 doesn't resolve this bug and there are still some security issues out there like page faults problem and some others. At least this will make some people to pay more attention and address these problems, but that doesn't mean we should forget about Flash. I don't have a clue why these attacks on Flash are happening, but I would like to know. Are you afraid of Flash?



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