Security hole in flash?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

"A flaw found in Macromedia's animation software leaves Web surfers vulnerable to attack when they visit an Internet site or, possibly, open an e-mail"

"The flaw's danger is compounded by the fact that Flash is so widespread and the software doesn't have a built-in upgrade system, said Marc Maiffret, chief hacking officer for Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based eEye."

"By editing the header of a Flash file, an attacker can cause the file to execute commands and compromise the computer system. In some cases, it's possible to cause HTML e-mail to perform a similar attack, eEye said in its advisory."

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So make sure you guys upgrade to the latest version of flash if you have not already. Otherwise you could possibly be compromised.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

WHAT I want is some sample header code... as mentioned, maybe to turn on a couple webcams remotely or something! i don't know sounds fun to me... i dont wanna delete anyone files or anything maybe just a peek on their desktop or something haha
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Post 3+ Months Ago

there's always 1 in the crowd, eh? geez :roll:

There's been a lot of speculation and work in the flash plugin security issue. So,
in some ways, I'm not surprised.


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