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why don't serve swf files? (6 posts)

  1. rebuscando
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    These lines appear in blogs.php:

    // These should never, ever be served
    $never = array( 'js', 'exe', 'swf', 'class', 'tar', 'zip', 'rar' );

    that are not in the RC4...

    What is the reason for this restriction about swf files?

    Thanks

  2. nexia
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    because of security, flash and shockwave files are considered to be dangerous...

    as an example, flash files can provide a opened-door to any hack to interact with the server it is hosted on... host never wish to be pirated from the inside... ;)

  3. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    If you want a sample of this, I could point you at a few websites. :)

  4. nexia
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    the best place to see the result are two popular sites, i can't name them, but they start with "My" and "You" ... lol

  5. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Actually I meant sites that take over your computer using unsecure flash programs. :)

  6. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    how do the top dogs gaurd against this? YouTube is entirely flash based isn't it?

    Or is it loading up flv files instead of swf's? I guess I don't mind this change so much, if flv files only uploaded for me.

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  • Started 17 years ago by rebuscando
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