NoScript in Firefox caught this one:
"NoScript filtered a potential Cross-site scripting (XSS) attempt from [http://www.theregister.co.uk]..."
A security researcher has identified more than 8 million Adobe Flash files that make the websites hosting them vulnerable to attacks that target visitors with malicious code. The Flash files are contained on a wide variety of sites operated by online casinos, news organizations, banks, and professional sports teams. They make …
...presumably, both blocks the Flash in the first place, but, even if you've enabled the site, will also block the XSS? In fact, for the in-law's, I've installed NoScript in Allow Global Scripts mode, as it will still offer XSS protection (and ClickJacking protection), like in this case, without them having to understand how to use it's blocking features.
> A security researcher has identified more than 8 million Adobe Flash files that make the websites hosting them vulnerable to attacks that target visitors with malicious code ..
Why don't they make the underlying platform secure so as to render data files safe enough to be viewed on them ?
Opera has always blocked some cross-site scripting, but you need to know what you are talking about... lots of details in above link...
No doubt, YET AGAIN, we're going to get lots of nerds posting how they aren't affected because they use ad-block/no flash/ no script or WHATEVER.
Guess what? No-one CARES - you may as well just post "first post" as your response - it's just as retarded.
Yes, I use many of these tools, but for some reason I don't feel the need to post about that fact everytime something like this comes up... probably because I'm happy with the size of my penis.