Adobe Flash Security Issues
I currently use Google Chrome, but I also have Adobe_Flash_Player_(Non_IE)_v126.96.36.199 and Adobe_Flash_Player_(IE)_v188.8.131.52 installed. Each is configured to whichever browser that is being used so I do not have conflicts; however, I read an article by Tom McNamara written by July 14, 2015 entitled "How to Disable Adobe Flash browser plug-in" this morning, and I am wondering what HSN is doing about the security issues described because I have disabled all Adobe Flash Player plug-ins (add-ons). I do not want a vulnerability on my machine, but I also use HSN daily. Does HSN have the capability of using an alternative like YouTube’s HTML5 page has in place? Please advise. Thanks!
Holy cow….I am out of here. I typed 3 messages and none will be posted.
I give up trying to reply DubuqueRams!!
DR…I think you might be correct on the adobe flash update.:womanhappy:
I based my info on *** from 7-14-2015.
I wanted to thank you for all your help!:heart:
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I don’t know if this has been mentioned, but some have mentioned their camera turning on…
so that you are not exposed to whom ever is hacking into your camera, keep your cameras
covered up, both front and back cameras.
This has been discussed on the media many times.
As long as your laptop is opened and even if you are not using it (turned off) someone can hack into
and see all the surroundings. I keep mine covered with black cloth and black tape covering it till I
am ready to use either camera.
Hi DubuqueRams & PyschoMom!
Yes…I have Norton & Malwarebytes installed and ran scans on both. Everything is ok… It just scared me when my camera went on unexpectly. No virus or anything wrong was found on my system.
Apparently Google Chrome disabled Adobe flash until they provided a patch for the security issues that arose earlier this week. I primarily use Google Chrome and it updates Adobe automatically on their end. I believe the patch is available and now my Chrome works ok ..includng viewing HSN videos.
I started a thread in Customer service catagory…I just put the info here since it seems to pertain to Adobe.
I cannot seem to watch any product video’s. It keeps buffering and playing for a minute them buffering. I give up!
Big problem…I right clicked to see if there was a problem with adobe. I clicked on "settings" Privacy tab and noticed HSN wanted to access my camera and microphone. THEN…it starting using my camera as the light went on. Probably used my microphone too…sure hope it heard my choice words and hand signals.
Everyone…1) make sure you "right click" next time you watch a video here on HSN.
2)Then Privacy tab comes up…MAKE sure you CLICk on DENY.
Then your camera and microphone cannot be accessed by HSN.
Still cannot watch video’s without constant buffering, I viewing using tried Chrome & IE
Mishymish, I had read some articles on the same topic that you’re referencing and was concerned. Actually, I’ve been concerned about Flash for quite awhile because of its being easily able to be used to attach viruses and malware.
Several years ago when the Home Security Administration warned us to remove, not just disable, Java and its related add ons–the only way that they said we could protect ourselves –I did so. I have had no problems without it.
I was ready to disable Flash with yesterday’s reports and have it only usable when I turned it on for specific uses on safe sites. But I did some more reading–lots of articles and opinions the last couple of days. HTML5 doesn’t seem that much better. If fact, I’ve read that it has its own problems. It’s beginning to seem as though it’s more of a turf war. That doesn’t make Flash ideal and having it as part of Google will no longer be the default, but I have decided to wait and read some more before doing anything. Many people have complained about HTML5 as not being as fast and stopping and starting action.
Almost everything I read said to not respond to Adobe popups to update Adobe flash. If you get one, they recommend going to the official Adobe site yourself to update.
I hope that you’ll report anything new that you find out.
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07.18.15 7:10 PM