Adobe Apollo Lands Security Concerns

Adobe Systems Inc. 's new Apollo platform may make developing Web 2.0 type applications for the desktop simpler, but it could also provide another attack vector.

The company released Apollo in alpha this week, so there's still plenty of developmental tweaking and securing to be done in the runtime environment. But the new Apollo platform raises the question of whether moving Web technologies to desktop apps also bring with them the baggage of Web-based vulnerabilities -- with user privileges, to boot?

It's not the first time Web-based desktop technology has been flagged for security concerns. Google recently came under fire after Gartner revealed that the Google Desktop 3 beta software transferred files from organizations to Google's own servers -- a potential risk to intellectual property. Dark Reading - Application and Perimeter Security - Apollo Lands Security Concerns - Security News Analysis

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