Can Someone Get Infected Just By Streaming?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by sooflymami, Mar 6, 2010.

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  1. sooflymami

    sooflymami Registered Member

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    My friend wants to know but lets say if someone posted videos on their website from a malicious site that contains virus/spyware,can you still get infected from streaming from it from that person's own myspace page or something? if that person copied and pasted the codes to his/her myspace and has the video on there and if u click on the play button so you can just watch it from that person's page, can you still get infected from it or will it be safe?
     
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  2. mvario

    mvario Registered Member

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    "Streaming" is kind of a general term, but I assume you are talking about streaming to a Flash player? Kind of like a Youtube thing? By some counts Adobe Flash is one of the top four attack vectors, so yes you can get infected that way. A lot would depend on the integrity and security of the site serving the content.
     
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