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Old 23. Jul 2009, 07:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Adobe Reader has had serious vulnerabilities in the past, and still continues to have. Thankfully, other alternatives are available now, and less bloated than the Adobe Reader... so users are happy to switch... atleast I am.

Now with vulnerabilities surfacing in Adobe Flash Player too, since a few months... its time for Flash Player alternative? Is MS Silverlight the answer? But, MS products like IE are already suffering from vulnerabilities.

Firefox users also cannot be too sure they are protected with the NoScript fully. Because, there are always sites which people trust, and send them to the whitelist... like I do. So, if any of those whitelists sites are compromised, then it may affect their systems too.

What are the options... blocking flash completely until Adobe releases the patch? I think users using Sandboxie, or similar products, are safer.
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