The reality of Stefan Scholl

"I hope there's pudding"


On announcements said that all versions of Adobe Flash are affected by an exploit. This information was updated later: Only old versions are affected. The current version is OK (for now).

So, now it's 2008-06-07 and I checked 4 sites on Google Analytics. Only the last week from 2008-05-30 to 2008-06-06:


Site B and C are two blogs that mentioned the urgency of updating the Flash plugin. Site A is a simple service. Site D the site of a media company for print, web, etc.
You can do the math to see that there are a lot of people using even older versions of Flash, that have even more security vulnerabilities. The table just shows the last two versions.

I have to repeat the question from the title:


There is no safe place on the web. Every corner of the WWW can be the host of evil code. Harmless websites could include uncontrolled ads from unknown sources. A comment could exploit some bugs on a blog or similar page (MySpace, Facebook, ...) to hide code to include remote Flash files.

Check your version of Adobe Flash and update if necessary! NOW!
Tags: Security, Flash

Deactivate your Flash!

First I said "Update your Flash!" and now even the most current version isn't enough:

The current (unsecure) version is No update available at this moment.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: isn't vulnerable to this exploit

Tags: Security, Flash

Update your Flash!

Flash has one big problem: No automatic updates.

Firefox checks for updates of itself and all installed add-ons. But plugins are ignored. This can lead to some troubles.

The Random Password Generator had over 3000 visits the last few days. I checked the Google Analytics statistics and only 13.85% of the visitors had a current version of Flash. Important bugfixes aren't installed on a lot of computers!

Check your Flash version!

At the time of this post, the current version is

Tags: Security, Flash

Random password generator updated

The random password generator has 2 new features: Length of a password and number of words

Tags: Web, Security

Random password generator for pronounceable passwords

Can't think of any good password? Just generate a random one.

Random Password Generator gives you a pronounceable password. Easy to remember.
Tags: Web, Security