[Red5] Control remote desktop with Flash
mikko.rantalainen at peda.net
Fri Mar 13 02:20:37 PST 2009
> From: Carlos Rovira <carlos.rovira at gmail.com>
>> stopper is this special functionality that I saw in Adobe Connect through a
>> special plugin developed by Adobe but from what I know, there's no way to
>> get it outside Adobe Connect (and we need a solution we can integrate in our
> Basically, it¹s the same answer you can¹t do it with Flash alone. You need
> to write a java app or similar for the client to run that will then be
> accessible to the flash player.
> It may be in the future that with Air you could access the screen Œcontent¹
> from outside of the app like you¹re wanting to do but not at the moment.
> Allowing access like you¹re wanting from the standard flash player would be
> a serious security issue imagine a bogus app that monitors your activities
> without you knowing banner ads would be very dangerous then!
I would like to point out that the fact that Adobe does not allow screen
sharing / remote desktop from Adobe Flash player has nothing to do with
the security but everything to do with supporting Adobe Connect Pro with
the Flash player monopoly.
The fact that turning on microphone and/or web camera can also be a HUGE
security problem and yet both of those features are available with the
standard Flash player. There's no reason (outside the Connect Pro/Flash
player monopoly) not to allow screen sharing / remote desktop with
similar UI as is currently used for microphone and web camera (user must
explicitly allow the feature before it can be used).
However, currently Adobe is the only software provider that can initiate
screen sharing or remove desktop functionality from Flash player without
additional native software (e.g. installed Java) and that is highly
unlikely to change. (Unless somebody sues Adobe for illegal monopoly
over this issue?)
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