Adobe patches critical Flash security vulnerabilities

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  2. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Some things just never change...
    All Adobe and Oracle products are poorly constructed pigs.

    In April 2010, Steve Jobs, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.[1] published an open letter explaining why Apple wouldn't allow Flash on the iPhone,iPod touch and iPad. In the letter he cited the rapid energy consumption, poor performance on mobile devices, abysmal security, lack of touch support, and desire to avoid "a third party layer of software coming between the platform and the developer". He also touched on the idea of Flash being "Open", claiming that "By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system".[2]

    Jobs also tried to dismiss the idea that Apple customers are missing out by being sold devices without Flash compatibility. He quoted a number of statistics and concluded with "Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content."[2]
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  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    We've disabled Flash on SM and opted for a custom html5 image uploader instead.
    This avoids flash vulnerabilities and allows multiple file uploads from devices which don't support flash: like iPhones, iPads, etc.
  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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