The actual malware identified in adobe flash and adobe reader is in an API called Document.netplayer. Brad's response for the possible disruption this API can cause is
Adobe's steps to mitigate future attacks:
Flash player local shared objects, because they behave quite differently from browser cookies. But, the local shared object is something that – what we find is that there’s a lot of great uses for that where the developer will store data locally, it’ll improve network performance, it’ll improve the user experience where they can queue stuff up immediately and not having to wait for network latency. But, then we’ve see there’s some confusion about how to manage the local shared object, and then also there’s things that subvert the user’s intention where, you know, we’ve seen things like this respawning that you talked about. And so, our goals are to make it as easy as possible for the user to exercise whatever it is they’re intending to do. And it’s actually not any harder managing local shared objects through Flash Player in terms of just, if you measure the number of clicks required. It’s just, it’s less familiar to users, and so people know how to go to their browser file menu and click on, you know, “clear cookie cash.”
But, doing those same clicks for Flash Player is something that people aren’t as familiar with, and we for a long time have tried to work with the web browser vendors for them to open-up the API, so that when the user clicks “clear browser cookies,” it’ll also clear the Flash Player local shared objects. But, the browsers don’t expose those APIs today. And so, that’s something that we’ve been working with those guys, because if they can make that open up that API ability, then we can hook into that as Flash Player, so that when the user clicks “clear” it’ll clear Flash Player as well as the browser cookies.
For complete story click here. Now its time for me to research how possible is to get browsers to clear the flash cookies along with browser cookies when user clicks "clear it"? If you got any ideas please do comment..