HP Takes On Adobe Flash Security for Application Developers
HP has released a free tool to help application developers improve the security of applications using Adobe Flash. The tool, called HP SWFScan, decompiles applications developed with Flash to search for security vulnerabilities.HP is putting the spotlight on securing applications using Adobe Flash with a new code analysis tool. HP's answer to Flash security is HP SWFScan, a free tool designed to help application developers defend against vulnerabilities before the hackers can get their hands on them. The tool works by decompiling applications developed with Flash to understand their behaviors and identifying vulnerabilities beneath not detectable by traditional dynamic methods.
"The Adobe Flash Platform is being used more and more by large media companies and for business-critical applications. We are working with HP to make sure developers have tools to help secure content and keep customers safe," said Brad Arkin, director of product security and privacy for the Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team, in a statement. "We worked with HP on their SWFScan tool which will help Flash developers find potential security issues early in the development process so they can understand and prevent problems before Web applications are ever deployed."