April 1st, or Fool's Day, was marked yesterday, but sadly, that was not the only thing that happened. Fujitsu Siemens Computer became Fujitsu, Silicon Graphics decided to close doors and sold themselves for $25M to Rackable Systems [are they inheriting the $567M in debt as well?] and the infamous Conficker worm updated itself to the fourth revision of the code, joined now by a much more dangerous psyb0t network virus.
Sadly, Conficker and psyb0t are not the only dangers - as it usually happens, when a platform becomes popular, so does the number of attacks on it. And Adobe's Flash is immensely popular. All in all, things are not looking bright for the security of computer networks and computers alike.
Thus, HP felt that there was no other choice but to offer SWFscan, scanner that decompiles Flash applications and extracts them into ActionScript code and then performs a code analysis to potentially find security leaks. Also, the tool should enable you to check 3rd party apps without requiring access to the source code. The first order of the day is to visit the site and register... thus, giving your details to HP for future marketing-related information.
Note: this tool is mostly intended for developers .
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