To the anonymous coward
To the anonymous coward who commented on my "rant" - I absolutely know what XSS is and the risks surrounding it. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to develop a website, with or without flash, to avoid these risks. It's the developers that are maliciously embedding this type of scripting within their websites and yes, the uneducated users who are clicking on unreliable and risky links and kicking off programs they should know better not to run. And I'm sorry that you don't frequent sites with .swf files due to the preloaders... you should think about getting off of dial up.