Tag: Adobe

Checking Your Adobe Account for Recent Hacking

Adobe attracts regular attention regarding the security of its products most notably its Adobe Acrobat Reader and Flash software. However, Adobe was caught out more recently for losing millions of customers information containing email addresses and passwords along with the password hints. The major problem that was uncovered after this came to light was the …

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Say Goodbye to Flash Under Firefox 27

Here’s a quick tip. If you’re using the nightly release of Firefox then you’ll be up to Firefox 27 but you may not have realised that a new feature has slipped into the build. Mozilla has managed to build something called Shumway that renders SWF files in HTML5 removing the need for Flash to be …

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Disable Flash in Internet Explorer on Windows RT

Since Microsoft has changed the way Adobe Flash operates on Windows RT by going from a whitelist approach to a blacklist approach it may be worthwhile knowing how to disable Flash on you Windows RT tablet. You need to make these changes via the desktop version of Internet Explorer (which will also make the changes …

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Flash Hanging Google Chrome

After moving to Windows 8, I reinstalled Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox alongside Internet Explorer. However, a week after getting Windows 8 up and running I found that Chrome would freeze whenever Flash content was present on a page (which is still quite often). The source of the problem was clear but the solution had …

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Google Analytics for Android

If you’re into statistics like myself then you might love Google Analytics if you also have a website. Being able to track visitors, pageviews, bounce rates and a huge array of other data can be invaluable in tailoring the content and layout to your audience. It’s been a wonder though that you’ve not been able …

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Flash and its Numbered Days on Android

One of the long touted abilities of Android was its support of Flash within the unnamed web browser that was bundled with the operating system. This seemed to be a key selling point in contrast to iOS devices which have steadfastly refused to support it over the years. However, the haven provided by Android now …

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Silverlight on the Rocks

Many people will have no idea what Silverlight actually is or what it does but for the rest of us it was the Microsoft’s attempt to compete with Adobe Flash which was never really unseated as the premier platform for Internet applications. Silverlight did see some usage in Windows Phone 7 but its future has …

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Boydo Updates Embedded YouTube Videos

Just a short note to cap off the year. I have gone through and updated the embedded videos on the blog to use either HTML5 or Flash depending your browser and whether or not you have Adobe Flash installed. Adobe Flash has been copping a bit of flack lately not just for its performance on …

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PDF Readers – Turn Off JavaScript

Unknown to many, PDF documents are becoming a popular vector for security exploitation. Just like MS Word documents were popular once upon a time for similar reasons with ¬†unprotected macros, PDF documents are gradually becoming more of a concern. So what is the main cause of this issue? JavaScript inside PDF documents is the culprit. …

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Flash – Absolute Necessity or General Nuisance?

If there is one thing that the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad have perpetuated in terms of arguments it is the necessity of Adobe Flash on a platform. Sure, Apple will have you believe that Flash is a resource hog (which may be true in certain implementations) but does it still hold any value? One …

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