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Camera and Voice - Privacy Settings

Camera and Voice – Privacy Settings

Adobe is aware of recently published reports of a Clickjacking issue in multiple web browsers that could allow an attacker to lure a web browser user into unknowingly clicking on a link or dialog. It has been determined that this potential “Clickjacking” issue affects Adobe Flash Player. Adobe is working to address this issue in an upcoming update to Flash Player.

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa08-08.html

In this advisory, Adobe suggests setting Global Privacy settings to ‘Always Deny’.

How does this impact Adobe Connect?

If you select ‘Always Deny’ and then confirm your selection, any website that tries to use your camera or microphone will be denied access. You will not be asked again if a website can use your camera or microphone.  This action applies both to websites you have already visited and to those you haven’t yet visited.

You are not told why your camera or microphone does not work.

Workaround

You can still permit individual sites, e.g., connect.johnshopkins.edu, to access your camera and microphone .  However, it’s tricky because you cannot ADD a site to the list, you can only change the permissions for a site you have VISITED.

In a meeting session:

1.  (PC) Right-Click anywhere on the interface (e.g., within Camera and Voice Pod);
(MAC) CTRL + Click anywhere on the interface

2. Choose Settings from the menu at appears

This brings up Adobe Flash Player Settings > Privacy window

Privacy: Allow connect.johnshopkins.edu to access your camera and microphone?

2. Select

[x] Allow
[x] Remember

3. Click on Close to close the Adobe Flash Player Settings window


Website Privacy Settings

You can check your Website Privacy Settings at
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html

Note: The Settings Manager that you see above is not an image; it is the actual Settings Manager. Click the tabs to see different panels, and click the options in the panels to change your Adobe Flash Player settings.

Example: