April 18, 2005

Concerns About Flash Player Security

Have you all updated your Flash Player configuration to stop marketing folks and others from using it like cookies? Modulator reported on this back on April 1 and it was not an April fools joke!

Last Friday Internet Week wrote:

Macromedia's Flash media player is raising concerns among privacy advocates for its little-known ability to store computer users' personal information and assign a unique identifier to their machines.
Read the article. Fix your Flash settings!

Posted by Steve on April 18, 2005

thanks for the warning. one of the options is to allow flash player to access my microphone and camera! wtf? and now i must check windows media player also.

Posted by dread pirate roberts at April 18, 2005 10:07 AM
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