08-01-2010 08:43 PM
Norton should have the ablity to scan the Flash data stored in the App Data folder. In additon the ablity to delete Flash Cookies that bring back deleted cookies.
Also be able to block flash data being stored if found as maleware related.
This should extend to like Plugin Protection by scanning data stored by the plugins such as Java, Sliverlight, and most importantly Adobe Flash, Shockwave, AIR, PDF's.
08-02-2010 12:59 AM
Indeed it should
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone
08-25-2010 12:13 PM
Plus the ability to block domains of known advertising networks -- quantserve, etc. -- from ever setting Flash LSO's. Including a default advertising list would be great. Or allow people to create and share blocked domain lists.
09-22-2010 04:40 AM
If Symantec added only this feature -- the ability for NIS to block the setting of Flash SOL files -- to the next version of NIS, it would be enough to convince me to buy a new version.
09-23-2010 05:43 AM
Beyond blocking Flash LSO's, it would be great if Symantec would tackle the problem of "super cookies". See this proof of concept:
evercookie accomplishes this by storing the cookie data in several types of storage mechanisms that are available on the local browser. Additionally, if evercookie has found the user has removed any of the types of cookies in question, it recreates them using each mechanism available.
05-29-2011 03:52 AM
It is very important to monitor and clean the temporary files from Flash based applications, as some of the products have become a single vector for attacking a variety of systems, and there have been some concerns over user data being made available without consent (specifically, concerns raised about some facebook applications).
I would imagine that most users would not change, or even access the controls for limiting the amount of data that can be stored.
I would consider it a very high priority in the current climate.