Flash and SSL: Encrypted?

Posted on 2007-03-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hello, I have two questions relating to flash and SSL encryption:

If I made a .swf (Flash 7) contact form that returned all results to a database on my server:

a.  Would the transfer of information be secure if the .swf file was embedded
       in an HTML page viewed with a secure 128 bit SSL connection?

b. Could the transfer of information be made secure even if the .swf was
       embedded in an HTML page that was NOT viewed with a secure 128 bit SSL connection?

Please explain secure socket layers as they relate to Flash.


Question by:hankknight
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There isn't much to explain there, I think...
If Flash is making HTTPS call, the data that Flash sends to the server is as secure as HTTPS provides...  Not sure if that answers your question though...

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So if I place a .SWF contact form (that asks for a credit card and places it in my database ) in an HTML webpage that is SSL the information will be passed securely?
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ID: 18801717
Only if you are actually making HTTPS call from the Flash...  Something like this...

_lv.sendAndLoad("", _lv, "POST");

I have not much experience with working with SSL, so I don't know if this will work or not though...

_lv.sendAndLoad("script.php", _lv, "POST");

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Author Comment

ID: 18801928
OK, so is it correct that a .swf contact form could be secure even on an insecure HTML page if this was done?

_lv.sendAndLoad("", _lv, "POST");
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Expert Comment

ID: 18802047
That's how I understand it but I could be wrong...
You can do a simple test if you have SSL access...  Just make that call from the HTTP and use a packet sniffer to see if you can see the data you are sending out...  


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