Rex's Mom wrote:
>[...]Before the problem, when I tried to view a video,
>I usually got a circle with a right arrow (triangle on its side)
>and had to click on it to get the video to play.
>Now it plays automatically. Should I be concerned?

If you're using the Adobe product
rather than an alternate Flash rendering app,
http://google.com/search?q=cache:4D0kdhZNA-gJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_Video+several.third-party.programs+Media.Player.Classic+VLC+inc+gnu+501+MPlayer+ffdshow+any.player.which.uses.DirectShow.filters&strip=1
you've already surrendered on the security and privacy fronts.

This offers an improvement
http://google.com/search?q=cache:VS7x0NEnTCoJ:www.requestpolicy.com+*-*-skip-this+the.first+a.menu+red+cross-site-*+Justin+Hovering+Samuel+SeaMonkey.2.0+of.allowed&strip=1
--though the current version is for the new Gecko core.

...but Flash remains a steaming pile of security vulnerabilities
http://google.com/search?q=cache:I337uWirqr0J:www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/249337+*-government-*+2007+*-*-CA-2000-02+Flash+ActionScript+cross-site.scripting-*+*-*-*-detailed-description
http://google.com/search?q=cache:AYHFrpvIw18J:www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2000-02.html+*-*-*-*-*-*-*-not-support-*+Mellon+Java-*-*-not-provide-*-*-*-*-access-*-*-*+*-send-data-*-*-*-*-back-to-*-site+*-Explorer-*-*-*+modify-*-*-*-forms+*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-dynamic-generation-*-*+*-*-*-*-*-*-*-different-page+before-*-Secure-Socket-Layer-*-*-*-*-*+*-*-allow-*-*-scripting-*+*-Policies-*-*-*+Carnegie+character.sets+malicious-*+*-script-code&strip=1#impact

as well as a privacy invasion.
http://google.com/search?q=cache:DCJcwdh7GqIJ:wikibin.org/articles/criticism-of-adobe-flash.html+gnu+gnu+gnu+over.100.entries+security-*+similarly.to.cookies+gnu+Local-Shared-*+and+remote.code.execution&strip=1
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