Question RE: Linux Mode
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Jun 29 06:01:53 UTC 2010
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On 29/06/2010 04:34:10, Richards, Toby wrote:
> So as far as I can tell, turning Linux Mode on exposes another threat
> vector. Can I turn on Linux Mode ONLY for a single binary (the Flash
Unfortunately no. Enabling the linuxulator loads a kernel module which
provides a linux compatible syscall interface and a linux-like /proc
filesystem: given that and the availability of suitable Linux shlibs,
then potentially any Linux application can be run.
On the other hand, given Apple's trenchant opposition to Flash on the
iPad and iPhone, you could just grit your teeth for a year or so, by
which time most sites should be providing a flash-free alternative.
The FlashBlock and NoScript add-on modules for firefox work pretty well
to smooth over the rough edges caused by lack of Flash support.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
JID: matthew at infracaninophile.co.uk Kent, CT11 9PW
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