Adobe Flash, The Spy in Your Computer

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Lode, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Lode

    Lode Registered Member

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    Hi!
    Recently I saw that websites can use our webcam and microphone without our knowledge. Plus a host of other spy activity. Adobe Flash Player settings determine if we allow that or not.

    Here is where I found information on this:

    "Adobe Flash, The Spy in Your Computer – Part 1"
    http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/10/06/adobe-flash-the-spy-in-your-computer-part-1/

    Just wanted to bring this to the attention of this forum.
     
  2. Lode

    Lode Registered Member

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    In the mean time I found some more on this issue:

    "How to Stop Web Sites from Potentially Listening to Your Microphone"
    http://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-web-sites-from-potentially-listening-to-you-1507692091

    But as I always surf sandboxed this answer given on the Sandboxie forum ended my worry about it:

    "There are no templates in Sandboxie that you can select that will allow Flash cookies to be saved outside of the sandbox.
    If you wanted to allow Flash cookies to be saved (and I know that you do not), you would have to go out of your way to create a setting that would allow it."
    http://forums.sandboxie.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=19850#p104594
     
  3. MrBrian

    MrBrian Registered Member

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    Flash cookies would still be saved within a sandbox. When you clear the sandbox's contents, then they're gone.
     
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