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Flash Security and Privacy Settings Panel

Posted by ClifNotes, Nov 2008, permalink Security Tools

 

I recently read an article at Windows Secrets magazine that talked about how risky some multimedia addons are. They specifically mentioned Adobe Flash as one of those risky addons. Apparently, Flash Cookies are a big security risk and there's no easy way to control them.

 

How many applications make you go to their website to make adjustments to the security settings in them? Yes, it sounds utterly ridiculous, but that's what you have to do to make Adobe Flash more secure in your web browser.

 

I can't make any specific recommendations on the settings there, but if you read the article I linked to above, you may get a few ideas.

 

They also recommended that you use the SecuniaPersonalSoftwareInspector to make sure that all your browser addons and other software are up to date.

 

Quote from the website

What can I do with the Settings Manager?

 

Adobe is committed to providing you with options to control SWF or FLV content and applications that run in Flash Player. The Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager lets you manage global privacy settings, storage settings, security settings, and automatic notification settings by using the following panels:

 

• To specify whether websites must ask your permission before using your camera or microphone, you use the Global Privacy Settings panel.

• To specify the amount of disk space that websites you haven't yet visited can use to store information on your computer, or to prevent websites you haven't yet visited from storing information on your computer, you use the Global Storage Settings panel.

• To view or change your security settings, you use the Global Security Settings panel.

• To specify if and how often Flash Player should check for updated versions, you use the Global Notifications Settings panel.

• To view or change the privacy settings for websites you have already visited, you use the Website Privacy Settings panel.

• To view or change the storage settings for websites you have already visited, or to delete information that any or all websites have already stored on your computer, you use the Website Storage Settings panel.

 

Go to the Flash Global Privacy Settings panel

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html