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Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR by Nathan Weber, Tom Kaczanko, Peter Dilillo, Mike Nimer, Michael Labriola, Steve Zimmers, Andriy Kupriyenko, Jeff Tapper, Louie Penaflor

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Chapter 14. Understanding AIR Security

As you have discovered throughout the chapters in this book, Adobe AIR gives developers from a web application or RIA background the ability to create highly interactive and powerful applications that are deployed to the user’s computer. This simple statement reveals a fundamental point of the utmost importance: these applications have left the relative safety of the web browser and now exist on the user’s machine. They now have access to the file system, databases, and other system resources that they never before had. Consequently, as the developer of these applications, you need to leave the mindset of the web browser behind as well.

AIR applications can be powerful. When written poorly, they can permit ...

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