updated 12:15 pm EDT, Tue September 30, 2008
Flash Media Server flaw?
Adobe is denying reports of a security vulnerability in its Flash Media Server 3 software. The company cites a Reuters story from earlier in the month, which claimed that while commands sent to play media were encrypted, the actual media was left unprotected in order to improve download speeds. This was in fact said to enable piracy at video sites such as Amazon's, and Reuters cited its own recording tests as proof.
Adobe denies that such piracy was possible, however, and insists that all aspects of Flash delivery can be secured, including streaming content. The company does note that Server owners must turn on RTMPe, RTMPte or RTMPs security protocols to actually receive protection, and that clients must be running Flash 9.0.115, AIR 1.0 or Adobe Media Player.