Opened 7 years ago

Closed 9 months ago

#5531 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Local config file for Flash Player

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: needs-triage
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #7008 Points:
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The latest version of the Flash Player plugin creates a local config file. By default it only writes the user's preferences for or against automatic updates (set at installation) but the user can edit it based on Adobe's Flash Player admin manual to restrict a limited number of other options. I know Tor Browser discourages Flash but I remember the experiment with including BetterPrivacy addon in the TBB and I wondered if:
A) this config file could be edited to make Flash safer for Tor use, perhaps by preventing caching and reading from local files?
B) if this config file stores any other data that can't be seen in a text editor that might necessitate its deletion after each Tor session.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Parent ID: #7008

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Owner: changed from erinn to tbb-team

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:5 Changed 9 months ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Flash is essentially dead, closing this as WONTFIX.

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