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> Flash vulnerability, please update to v9
jimlongo
post Sep 20 2006, 08:48 AM
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QUOTE(Brian Chandler @ Sep 20 2006, 04:24 AM) *

Does anyone know if/how I can check for the Flash player in the Firefox menus. Can't find it.


I suppose it's the same as the other FF platforms -
type about:plugins in the address line

Unfortunately FF doesn't report so well, but you should see something like this
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here it is reporting 9.0.r16

N.B. - my FF doesn't report the proper version number for some plugins, noteably QuickTime is reported as 7.0 when it's really 7.1.3
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post Sep 20 2006, 09:05 AM
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QUOTE(Brian Chandler @ Sep 20 2006, 04:24 AM) *

(ISTR that in the old days with IE once Flash was in installed the only way to get rid of it was _extremely_ tedious. Hard to believe this stuff isn't deliberate.)


You just need to find the Flash Player.plugin and remove it . . . and while that may have been excruciating in the old days of Windows you should be able to grep that file and move it in Linux pretty easily ohmy.gif
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post Sep 20 2006, 09:06 AM
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QUOTE(Brian Chandler @ Sep 20 2006, 04:24 AM) *

Never mind about _easily_: I'm using Firefox under Linux, and I can't remember if I explicitly installed a Flash player, but when I right-click on an irritating animation, I get a menu, the bottom item of which reads "About Macromedia Flash Player 7..." - and clicking this menu item has no disernible effect.


You have Flash7, which is the latest version available for Linux.
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post Sep 20 2006, 11:48 AM
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Yeah, but I don't want to read all that stuff. I just get confused.


You want me to tell you what to do? dry.gif . . . watch for my infommercial, very late on Sunday evenings . . .


You want a laptop of desktop?
PM me and I'll advise you.


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post Sep 20 2006, 03:29 PM
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I want it all, baby! laugh.gif

I was primarily thinking laptop (because I've never had one). I can't afford it now anyway. Prices are at least 50% higher here, too. ninja.gif
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post Sep 20 2006, 04:28 PM
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I've thought of getting a Mac with bootcamp, but then you must reboot to get to Windows, and you have no hardware backup.

If you instead buy a separate PC and say a Mac Mini you can use a common monitor/keyboard/mouse (with a switcher), and if one breaks down you'll at least have the other.

I've also heard you can run Mac OS on a PC, but there were some problems with drivers and I don't think it's totally legal.
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post Sep 20 2006, 05:05 PM
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I'm keeping my PC. I only have one computer and I want another. The Mac sounds like a cool solution.

Yeah, there's an open source (I think) mac emulator for PC. It's a couple of years since I read about it. Back then they said it could sometimes *beep* your computer up if you didn't know what you were doing. I think it's legal if you own the OS. If you steal it it isn't. tongue.gif
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post Sep 20 2006, 05:08 PM
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I came up with a new sig. "I clean up your HTML for a PowerBook". laugh.gif
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post Sep 20 2006, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE(jimlongo @ Sep 20 2006, 11:05 PM) *

QUOTE(Brian Chandler @ Sep 20 2006, 04:24 AM) *

(ISTR that in the old days with IE once Flash was in installed the only way to get rid of it was _extremely_ tedious. Hard to believe this stuff isn't deliberate.)


You just need to find the Flash Player.plugin and remove it . . . and while that may have been excruciating in the old days of Windows you should be able to grep that file and move it in Linux pretty easily ohmy.gif


Oh right - thanks.

Next time, when I've forgotten the incantation "about:plugins", how would I find it again? (Seems odd that there is no "Remove plugin" button - if I move the file, obviously it won't work, but how do I know if this messes up Fx?)

The more basic problem is that I want (and I can't be alone) to be able to stop Flashing (what a name!) when it's irritating - I might want to watch something else. Ice pose I should use a different browser for Flash viewing.
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The more basic problem is that I want (and I can't be alone) to be able to stop Flashing (what a name!) when it's irritating - I might want to watch something else. Ice pose I should use a different browser for Flash viewing.


Sometimes I use Omniweb, it allows blocking of ads using regular expressions . . . so if I block \.swf$ then they just show up as a blank frame, if i decide I want to see it I can click on the frame and receive the animation.

Pandy mentioned some 3rd party windows tool that allows you to turn off flash.


What about Opera? Can't the content blocker do that?
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post Sep 20 2006, 11:36 PM
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I just leave plugins disabled in Opera (along with JavaScript, Java, animation, iframes, etc.) unless it's a site I trust enough to enable them. You can't enable/disable specific plugins, but you can enable/disable plugins on a site-by-site basis.
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post Sep 20 2006, 11:54 PM
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Can anyone I explain why I get a login prompt for imaginatorium.org everytime I visit this thread by clicking a link in an email notification? ohmy.gif

As you can see in the task bar I have no other browser windows open.

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No, I'm not joking. It isn't a montage.
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post Sep 20 2006, 11:55 PM
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Great! I got it when I submitted the post above too. I don't get it when I click the link from the forum page. blink.gif

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Now I managed to get it when I clicked the forum link too.
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post Sep 21 2006, 12:03 AM
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Ha ha! It's his avatar! I thought I had the feared Brian virus. laugh.gif
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post Sep 21 2006, 04:04 AM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Sep 21 2006, 01:54 PM) *

Can anyone I explain why I get a login prompt for imaginatorium.org everytime I visit this thread by clicking a link in an email notification? ohmy.gif

As you can see in the task bar I have no other browser windows open.

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No, I'm not joking. It isn't a montage.


Hmm, I never got that login... wacko.gif cool.gif mellow.gif glare.gif blink.gif biggrin.gif

Incidentally, where does this "avatar" word come from? Am I a Hindu deity?
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post Sep 21 2006, 10:21 AM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Sep 21 2006, 12:54 AM) *

Can anyone I explain why I get a login prompt for imaginatorium.org everytime I visit this thread by clicking a link in an email notification? ohmy.gif


I got that last night as well . . . I figured it was time to go to bed sleep.gif
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post Sep 23 2006, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Sep 21 2006, 06:54 AM) *

Can anyone I explain why I get a login prompt for imaginatorium.org everytime I visit this thread by clicking a link in an email notification? ohmy.gif


I can't remember seeing that before, but now I noticed it on another forum where an image was hotlinked. Could it be some anti-leech scheme in play (but PW-protecting a image seems a bit drastic of the image owner)? Or has something in IE6 changed suddenly?
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post Sep 23 2006, 04:53 PM
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I guess he put his avatar in the wrong directory. ninja.gif

I had scrolled the avatars off the window and I saw nothing in his single post that could cause this so I was really confused. Didn't occur to me that he could use an avatar since I hadn't noticed one before.
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post Sep 23 2006, 08:33 PM
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Firefox Flashblock plug-in

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/433/

Flashblock - replaces all instances of Flash in a page with an "F" icon.

Not sure if Opera has a similar functionality, but somehow I doubt it.
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post Sep 24 2006, 08:45 AM
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QUOTE(pandy @ Sep 24 2006, 06:53 AM) *

I guess he put his avatar in the wrong directory. ninja.gif


Well, the other way round really - the file was already in the wrong directory...

QUOTE(pandy @ Sep 24 2006, 06:53 AM) *

I had scrolled the avatars off the window and I saw nothing in his single post that could cause this so I was really confused. Didn't occur to me that he could use an avatar since I hadn't noticed one before.


Can't understand the last sentence. It was just that I was using random images to replace the pie chart things that my web server stats analyser thingie is supposed to provide but doesn't for some reason, and therefore this (irrelevant) file just happened to be in a password-protected directory.

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