At 4/1/13 01:05 AM, PMMurphy wrote:
1) If you can get around a server's protection without some serious hacking what is stoping some random fuck who has google from programming the virus and doing the same thing.
Oh, are we not talking about AS3 specifically, then? Ohhh, that makes more sense.
What's stopping them? Their lack of knowledge. If you know how to get into a system then you can get into a system. If you don't, you can't. Security's pretty black and white on the basic, beginner level.
If you can get into a server without hacking, then you need to contact that server's admin ASAP because they sure as hell aren't doing their job. For everything else, there's pen-testers. And Mastercard. That, too.
2) What if your an expert in cybersecurity and know for a fact your software can handle any malicious attack and want to override all the "problems" they programmed to pop up. At some point all these "problems" didn't exsist. They are meerely just programmed popups and gui interfaces created by exceptions being thrown and passed through stacks.
If you're a security expert, then you know for a fact that anything and everything you make isn't completely hack-proof. The difference between you and the client is that the client doesn't know this.
Also, if you were a system admin you wouldn't be using a language like AS3 to run your server on.
For the sake of argument, let's say you want to make a server with AS3 and use it for commercial means (please, for the love of all that is holy, don't do that)
Then you would need to account for all the policy file stuff, yeah. There's probably a way around it, but you'd most likely need to create a custom Flash client on everyone's computer specifically tailored to bypass security restrictions.
3) If you know programming. These "problems" are not problems and don't exsist. But you know YOUR CODE works.
They're annoyances, to be sure. Necessary ones, but annoyances nonetheless. It has nothing to do with your code, but how the language your using works.
4) Someone can program servers and cybersecurity better then someone else. Not everyone has top of the edge shit the meere fact you can find a way to still latch on to a server without much hastle (as in your capable of doing it without serious hacking) Means the protection is pretty fucking shitty to begin with.
I'd have to agree with that, and again I would contact the sysadmin immediately to tell them they're not doing what they're being paid to do.