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Newcomer II

Re: Honestly, why are we still using flash in e-Symposium?

This would be great if installing undocumented software was OK, but in most environments, mine included, the software would have to go through a 6 month long eval process, and it's just not worth it.
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Viewer II

Re: Honestly, why are we still using flash in e-Symposium?

As a security association you cannot choose an new provider for content that relies on flash.

I regreat that I shared my personal informaiton with a company that has no understaning about security.

Will delete my account there, fingers crossed they'll know hat least how to do that.

 

Are the CPEs still submitted when watching webinars on brightalk?

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Viewer II

Re: Honestly, why are we still using flash in e-Symposium?

Few more weeks until Flash is EOL, I'm sure the webinars will be converted to HTML5 soon...

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Community Manager

Re: Honestly, why are we still using flash in e-Symposium?

Yes, we are working with our webinar partners to address this issue and will ensure our quality webinars will be delivered securely. Stay tuned for more information.  




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Contributor II

Re: Honestly, why are we still using flash in e-Symposium?


@AndreaMoore wrote:

[snip] and will ensure our quality webinars will be delivered securely [/snip]


So what does this mean about the non-quality webinars ;_-)

 

Sorry, just a bit of semantic humor. That said, we are an industry flooded by marketing speak as it is.

 

For the record, Flash is a scary technology, but a large portion of its potential damage ties more broadly to social engineering, browser, and operating system vulnerabilities. If you can be duped into installing a malicious flash update, you can be duped into installing a malicious OS update. If your browser and OS inherently trust code launched by a plugin, you probably have bigger problems than just the plugin. It's nice that with HTML5 we've reached an ebbing in the need for media plugins. That said it's not like Flash was the only thing people ever added to their browsers. In the app-driven mentality of the population today, kids are conditioned from an early age to point, click, download, and install all while clicking OK to any prompt or agreement.

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Newcomer III

Re: Honestly, why are we still using flash in e-Symposium?

Just thought I'd add my 2 cents. This is exactly why to date I haven't been using any of the 3rd party webinars. And quite frankly was shocked by the use of Flash. Glad to see I wasn't the only one.

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Newcomer I

Re: Honestly, why are we still using flash in e-Symposium?

@AndreaMoore:

THIS thread is 14 or 15 months old.

 

We've known for what, 2 or 3 years that Flash was going away? 

 

It's *always* been a security issue. 


But *NOW* you're working on it? 

 

There's these people out there called "Computer Information Systems Security Professionals". You should see if you can find some to help you secure your systems.