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Flash is notorious for its security problems, but there are ways to protect yourself without banning it from devices: Blitzableiter

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Most people creating Flash content don’t have a degree in Computer Science and fail to really understand OOP and to build optimized and secure applications. Worse, some content is loaded dynamically, meaning that what you put on your website (ads), may not be what’s going to be displayed to your visitors after all. All that and the fact that the Flash player has a long release history and contains 2 VMs means that it’s bloated and is not restrictive enough.

Some hypocritical extremists (#Apple) went for a total ban of the technology on their mobile devices, claiming that it was too slow and insecure, instead of trying to make it work like most other mobile companies are doing. We all know that wasn’t the real reason for the ban and we’re not surprised by more lies coming from a company that denies the Antennagate, but there is truth to the claims that Flash has security problems.

I loved one of the slides of Recurity Labs’ paper on their Blitzableiter application that filters flash files, removing malware, etc. It was titled “Native Security Functionality of Adobe Flash” and was left empty :D.

Recurity Labs are offering an interesting solution for people concerned with what a website can do with their personal data and I encourage you to read more about it on the project’s page:

https://github.com/rtezli/Blitzableiter

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3 UK Operators testing the Blackberry 9800 :)

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Vodafone, O2 and T-Mobile are believed to be testing the new Blackberry slider. The one with a touchscreen, the best keyboard in the industry and OS6.

Hopefully, we won’t have to wait until December for a release…and maybe next year RIM will finally release a device with a high resolution screen *sigh*.

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A new preview of Blackberry OS6 was published by RIM. It feels like 2008 all over again :)

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It’s nice to see RIM catching up on the UI front, because let’s face it, Blackberrys are great phones and they have amazing keyboards and true multitasking which is really helpful when you’re a busy bee, but the UI needs some serious work done and they need a large, high resolution screen, because web pages are just too cramped on a 9700.

Anyway, check out this new official video. It would have looked very good in 2008, but I’m not that excited in 2010 ;). RIM is on the right path though and every little helps when you’re competing with Android.

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