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Old 07-22-2010, 04:50 PM
Paul Hartman
Default Impossible question... Swithcing from "no multilib" to "multilib"

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 6:37 AM, Andrea Momesso
<momesso.andrea@gmail.com> wrote:
> I still have adobe flash installed, but I understand it has serius
> security problems, and I had to mask all higher versions.

I think given the track record of security problems in flash player
(and java and firefox and everything else, it seems...) just
connecting to WWW you're accepting a certain level of risk in the
first place. Just because security problems have not been announced
for the newer versions doesn't mean they don't exist (we thought every
previous version was safe,too -- the world didn't end)

I think most of the security problems they fix are typically
theoretical and I'm not sure about any widespread actual exploit of
flash player, especially targeted at a beta 64-bit linux version of
flash player that probably 0.001% of web surfers are using.

If you only run flash from trustworthy sources I think there's minimal
risk. But that's just my opinion.

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