Adobe Flash Player Security Change – Prepare For Some Breaking Changes In April

Adobe is planning to release a security update for Flash Player 9 in April 2008 to strengthen the security of Adobe Flash Player.

This security update will make the optional socket policy file changes introduced in Flash Player 9,0,115,0 mandatory.

  • A socket policy file will always be required for all socket connections
  • A policy file will be required to send headers across domains.
  • The allowScriptAccess default will always be “sameDomain”
  • javascript:” URLs will be prohibited in networking APIs, except getURL(), navigateToURL(), and HTML-enabled text fields

This is probably a good thing, but I am expecting a lot innocent flash applications to get stuck in the crossfire if their developers are not prepared  or are not aware that their application will be nobbled by this update.

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About metawrap

CTO Massive Interactive. Ex Computer Whiz Kid - Now Grumpy Old Guru.
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