Adobe AIR 1.5 HTML Security

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Executive Summary

The Adobe AIR HTML security model is based on developer feedback and an evolving understanding of the security issues inherent in developing HTML and Ajax applications. The development of Rich Internet Applications for AIR presents new challenges because AIR applications provide, unlike Web-based RIAs, access to the desktop. This means that AIR applications can read and write files, draw to the screen, communicate with the network, and so on. Security is a key concern of Adobe, users, system administrators, and application developers. For this reason, Adobe AIR includes a set of security rules and controls to safeguard the user and application developer. This white paper presents the security considerations in developing HTML-based AIR applications.

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