Question about the Download

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Post Posted January 9th, 2013, 8:59 pm

I really like using Camino because of its small footprint. I have all plugins disabled but when browsing to a page that has flash video the browser automatically downloads a .swf file. I just feel this is a kind of security risk. Shouldn't it prompt me for response before downloading the file? Or better yet is there a way to turn off this behavior? Can anybody please help? Thank you.


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Post Posted January 9th, 2013, 11:14 pm

Are there specific sites that trigger downloads, or does that happen whenever any site tries to show any Flash content?


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Post Posted January 10th, 2013, 12:54 am

I've seen it regularly on sites that use flash to show videos or audio due to bad detection routines; most of those video players have been updated, but of course sites must follow suite and update their local code.

The downloaded file is just a placeholder and not dangerous.

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