firefox && HTML5 && flash
mrkvrg at acm.org
Mon Oct 21 22:25:58 UTC 2013
On Sat, 19 Oct 2013 23:31:17 clutton wrote:
> Of course it is not!
> I'm a FreeBSD user and Klemens lives in Germany...
> FreeBSD users and Germans don't do such things...
> BTW. If you see green install button, it means that firefox addons team
> had approved this addon. And all sources is available on github.
> And you can always see the sources. It's just JS.
> On Sat, 2013-10-19 at 21:28 +0000, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> > El dÃa Saturday, October 19, 2013 a las 02:29:32PM -0400, mfv escribiÃ³:
> > > > And the flash disable addon (I didn't try it, 'cause I don't have the
> > > > flash plugin installed):
> > > > https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/flashdisable
> > >
> > > I received this message a couple of minutes after requesting a solution
> > > to
> > > switch between flash and HTML5.
> > >
> > > I tried the third option and it meets my needs. If I need to switch from
> > > one mode to the other it is a simple matter of clicking on the button
> > > that appears on the toolbar and then reload the page. If the button is
> > > red, flash can be used, if it is greyed-out HTML5 is loaded.
> > Hello mfv,
> > Isn't it risky to install such kind of software? What about if it is
> > recording your future keystrokes?
> > Thx
> > matthias
Hello clutton and Matthias,
Thanks for the following information. The download button for flashdisable
was indeed green so I assume the firefox folks reviewed the code.
After looking at their security notes I verified that add-ons where reviews
are pending are marked as experimental and have buttons with yellow and orange
After installing this add-on I ran clamscan and did not find any viruses. Are
there any other precautions I should take?
As far as potential threats go, I do have a concern that the binary code is on
one site and the source code on another. In this situation it seems that
bait-and-switch is possible.
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