Apparently something called “click-jacking” can be used to hijack the microphone and camera on my laptop and the way to avoid that is to tell Flash that it can never ever have access to mike and cam. Fine, done.
There is a patch coming out in a few weeks (or it may just be included in Flash 10 which I suppose will be a mandatory upgrade). Fine again. But how will I remember to go back and restore Flash’s access to my microphone and camera? Well, hopefully I will see this blog entry the next time I write something. Note to self.