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flash-plugin: abandon all hope

“Abandon all hope” was the title of a recent LWN security advisory on the Flash plugin, which has been my philosophy with regard to Adobe products for quite some time! It’s a good reminder to use something to isolate Flash from the rest of your system, be it a basic filesystem sandbox like Sandfox creates, or more comprehensive solutions.

It is a mistake to think these vulnerabilities are found and corrected in anything like a timely manner, and to assume that additional vulnerabilities aren’t created to replace them. As David Bowman might say, “The thing’s hollow – it goes on forever – and – oh my God – it’s full of holes!”

November 17, 2011 - Posted by | Scripts, Tips

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