Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Do you use FlashPlayer?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    327

    Default Do you use FlashPlayer?

    I know it's been months since the attack on Adobe that caused the data of +38 mi people to leak, but that's not my concern.

    After Adobe announced a Cyber Attack I re-installed the system and didn't install flash since. I know they didn't say anything about FlashPlayer, but who knows what may come since the attackers probably got the Source Code.
    I now only use Flash on VBox.

    Discuss.

    Sources:

    Important Customer Security Announcement (Adobe Featured Blogs)

    Illegal Access to Adobe Source Code
    openSUSE 13.1

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    17,317

    Default Re: Do you use FlashPlayer?

    On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:56:02 +0000, amarildojr wrote:

    > since the attackers probably got the Source Code.


    Adobe have been pretty open about what was compromised, and Flash wasn't
    in the list.

    Jim



    --
    Jim Henderson
    openSUSE Forums Administrator
    Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    327

    Default Re: Do you use FlashPlayer?

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:56:02 +0000, amarildojr wrote:

    > since the attackers probably got the Source Code.


    Adobe have been pretty open about what was compromised, and Flash wasn't
    in the list.
    They could have hided Flash from the list. I don't think attackers would let Flash escape in one piece, specially since almost every computer has it installed.

    Adobe is investigating the illegal access of source code for Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and other Adobe products
    openSUSE 13.1

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago suburbs
    Posts
    15,671
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Do you use FlashPlayer?

    Quote Originally Posted by amarildojr View Post
    Do you use FlashPlayer?
    Yes, I use it. But only on my terms. I do most browsing with either firefox or konqueror.

    On firefox, I use the "flashblock" extension, so that the only flash loaded is when I select to allow that particular flash applet.

    On konqueror, I have configured "load plugins on demand", so that again flash applets don't start unless I explicitly request it.

    I do this mostly as a reaction to the abusive overuse of flash by advertisers.
    openSUSE Leap 15.3; KDE Plasma 5.18.6;

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    17,317

    Default Re: Do you use FlashPlayer?

    On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:56:01 +0000, amarildojr wrote:

    > They could have hided Flash from the list. I don't think attackers would
    > let Flash escape in one piece, specially since almost every computer has
    > it installed.


    I don't see why they'd do that, but then say that Photoshop and other
    code was compromised. They seem to have been pretty forthcoming about
    the extent of the breach.

    Has Adobe given you reason not to trust them for some reason?

    Jim
    --
    Jim Henderson
    openSUSE Forums Administrator
    Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    17,317

    Default Re: Do you use FlashPlayer?

    On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:16:01 +0000, nrickert wrote:

    > I do this mostly as a reaction to the abusive overuse of flash by
    > advertisers.


    Yep, I do this as well. I like the phrase "on my own terms" as well -
    that's a good way of explaining it.

    Jim



    --
    Jim Henderson
    openSUSE Forums Administrator
    Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    25,547

    Default Re: Do you use FlashPlayer?

    On 2013-12-15 19:40, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:16:01 +0000, nrickert wrote:
    >
    >> I do this mostly as a reaction to the abusive overuse of flash by
    >> advertisers.

    >
    > Yep, I do this as well. I like the phrase "on my own terms" as well -
    > that's a good way of explaining it.


    Same here.

    Not only to avoid intrusive commercials, but to impede them downloading
    a large video that saturates my small network bandwidth.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    327

    Default Re: Do you use FlashPlayer?

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Yes, I use it. But only on my terms. I do most browsing with either firefox or konqueror.

    On firefox, I use the "flashblock" extension, so that the only flash loaded is when I select to allow that particular flash applet.

    On konqueror, I have configured "load plugins on demand", so that again flash applets don't start unless I explicitly request it.

    I do this mostly as a reaction to the abusive overuse of flash by advertisers.
    This is a very nice idea

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    Has Adobe given you reason not to trust them for some reason?
    Aside from the massive breach?
    openSUSE 13.1

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    17,317

    Default Re: Do you use FlashPlayer?

    On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:16:01 +0000, amarildojr wrote:

    > hendersj;2608501 Wrote:
    >> Has Adobe given you reason not to trust them for some reason?
    >>

    > Aside from the massive breach?


    Which they promptly disclosed, as a responsible and trustworthy company
    would do?

    They certainly could have opted not to disclose that their source code
    had been breached. Certainly, they needed to disclose that accounts were
    compromised, but they went the extra step of saying that some of their
    source code was stolen, too.

    Jim
    --
    Jim Henderson
    openSUSE Forums Administrator
    Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    327

    Default Re: Do you use FlashPlayer?

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:16:01 +0000, amarildojr wrote:

    > hendersj;2608501 Wrote:
    >> Has Adobe given you reason not to trust them for some reason?
    >>

    > Aside from the massive breach?


    Which they promptly disclosed, as a responsible and trustworthy company
    would do?

    They certainly could have opted not to disclose that their source code
    had been breached. Certainly, they needed to disclose that accounts were
    compromised, but they went the extra step of saying that some of their
    source code was stolen, too.
    Well, you're right. I'm being too paranoid with this. Nothing is unbreakable and at least they put out some nice info. Who know how many companies might have suffered the same and not told us nothing.

    But with the tip from our member I now have flash installed wit the exception that I need to permit it to run.
    openSUSE 13.1

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •