[access-uk] Re: Flash Player

If you want to be completely safe, dont' buy a computer.

Java Script holds a vast more nastys than Flash.

Try and disable Java Script and carry-on with yoru daily browsing...

Seriously, there's no reason not to enable Flash these days and plenty of
reasons to enable it.

You miss out allot of content by not using Flash and/or Silverlight.

Barry.

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jonathan
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 2:44 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Flash Player

So is the computer your run, the browser you search the web with, the
client you read your email with, an Adobe PDF or indeed any Office
document.

Even a standard jpg picture file can contain a virus if you haven't
kept the operating system up to date.

As long as you're up to date, and you should be, Flash is no greater a
threat than any other aspect of a network connected computer.

What you're left with then is the choice of functionality vs low risk.

If you want to be truly safe, leave that power button on the pc firmly off!

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Gordon Keen <gordonkeen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> It is a pretty nifty malware vector too.
>
> Cheers
>
> G
>
> From glorious Devon, England.
> On 28 Jan 2010, at 13:04, Jonathan wrote:
>
>> What is the reason for not installing it? It is fairly ubiquitous and
>> installed on 99.6% of computers worldwide and the download size is
>> under 1 mb.
>>
>> Its use on sites for the blind is often for streaming audio and for
>> allowing the use of access keys, to overcome the fact that some
>> browsers don't support access keys.
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 12:53 PM, roger south <roger.south@xxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
>>> Hi All
>>>
>>> Increasingly more often when I go to a web site it will tell me to
install
>>> Flash Player. I have always refused but I have just hit a site that
insists.
>>> Normally I say no and continue as if it made no difference. If this is
so
>>> why do I need the player anyway? What effect does it have when
installed?
>>>
>>> Roger
>>>
>>> What disease did "cured" ham actually have?
>>>
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