Flash v19.0.0.226

Hack5190

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Oct 21, 2015
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Altemose,

It's true that the attack surface presented by FLASH on a PPC is larger that other systems because FLASH hasn't been patched since v10. Personally I consider FLASH a risk on -all- operating systems.

TenFourFox is my primary (default) browser with WebKit used when flash is needed. The G5 is not my primary computer. It's connected to a 27" TV that is used to steam training and security information. TenFourFox is able to play HTML5 and Webkit is used for flash content from known sites (twit.tv, Cybrary.it, ITpro.tv, etc).
 
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Altemose

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Flash is an enemy in a performance regard as well. The thread I linked to uses QuickTime to open video streams, which needless to say is much better in terms of performance than Flash or even HTML 5!
 
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Hack5190

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Secure or not the fact is that until all videos are available in a non-FLASH format some people will continue to use it.
 
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Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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Michael, let me know the day Pandora can play music using something other than flash ;)
The thread that I linked to is simply for video streams. Furthermore, there is an option in ClickToPlugin to load Flash as a fallback in case the site does not support playing in QuickTime format.
 
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