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Chrome, IE To Allow Users To Delete Flash Cookies 110

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the different-kind-of-flash dept.
Trailrunner7 writes "The upcoming release of Adobe Flash Player 10.3 will give users of most of the major browsers the ability to delete Flash cookies in much the same way that they're able to erase normal Web cookies, thanks to a better integration with privacy settings in Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. The addition of the ability for users to delete the cookies set by plug-ins and browser add-ons gives them better control of the security and privacy of the content on their machines and is designed to address a serious issue that's been plaguing Flash for some time. Security and privacy experts have warned about the implications of so-called Flash cookies, which are set by Flash and difficult for users to find and delete."

Comment: Re:Not so bad to have different systems. (Score 1) 2288

by daeley (#35898282) Attached to: Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

Actually, they don't even have a consistent way to name themselves - "American" actually applies for a lot more people than the ones dwelling (or born) in the USA.

The USA is the only country with America in its name, so at least there is some rationality to it, unlike clinging to Imperial measurements. Then there are North Americans and South Americans, even Central Americans depending on your geography.

Security

Royal Navy Website Hacked, Passwords Revealed 114

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the injection-infection dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The British Royal Navy's website has been suspended after a Romanian hacker exploited SQL injection vulnerabilities to gain access to the site. The hacker, named 'TinKode,' accessed usernames and passwords used by the site's administrators and published them on the web. TinKode's attack is 'particularly embarrassing for the British Ministry of Defence, as just last month protecting against cyber attacks was declared in the National Security Strategy to be a "highest priority for UK national security."'"

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