Wednesday, July 25th 2007

Nintendo Wii Vulnerable to Adobe Flash Flaw

Symantec found that the Nintendo Wii is vulnerable to a flaw in Adobe Flash Player. Whenever the Nintendo Wii tries to access a .FLV file, it is possible that the console will lock and be rendered useless until a reboot. While Adobe did release a patch for the rest of the world, it is unclear whether or not the patch actually works on the Nintendo Wii version of Opera. Since Symantec does not know whether or not Adobe's patch works on the Nintendo Wii, they have taken preventative steps to make sure that Nintendo Wii customers can access flash content unabridged. Symantec is currently warning websites that host content accessible to the Wii that they may need to edit their flash content.Source: Reg Hardware
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4 Comments on Nintendo Wii Vulnerable to Adobe Flash Flaw

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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
hmm...and Symantec is working on Nintendo because?
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Nemesis881
by: WarEagleAU
hmm...and Symantec is working on Nintendo because?
They're security whores!

I don't like the Wii at all as it is, so anything thats a threat to it is music to my ears :rockout:.
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Mod Killer
If you own a PC, there's no point in using the Wii for web browsing. Entering web addresses with the Wiimote is just obnoxious. It's only a 640x480 screen, so you have akward scrolling controlls, then you have to Zoom in to see your content.
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