Yes it is possible for someone to write an eclipse plugin to transfer your code to somewhere else. In essence, that is what a lot of the source control clients, such as Subclipse, do. There are also FTP plugins for Eclipse, such as SFTP.
In theory it is possible to write a plugin to transfer the code automatically without user interaction. I know of no instances where anyone actually did that, though.
If you're worried about someone stealing your Flex code, it is more likely they'll download your SWF and decompile it.
thanks for the reply.
So your saying that it would be possible for a plugin to FTP the code files in your project, over the internet, without any human interaction at all? So all you would have to do is to open flex builder with the plugin installed. Are there any security barriers that would make this at least difficult?
I plan to use kindisoft for the SWF encryption so I am not so worried about that.
Possible? Sure! Likely? No! The security solution? Don't install strange, unknown, plugins.
Were you aware that if someone were sitting at your computer, they'd probably also be able to open up Flash Builder and get at your source code. I think that is more likely than someone writing a plugin that steals your code.
Why is this even a worry? I think you're focusing on the wrong thing.
Thanks for the patronising response!! But I would never leave my computer unattended without it being locked, so this is not a concern!!
I have however used third party plugins in flex builder. I dont know how they work and what they are capable of, and whilst I am aware that it is unlikely that they would be carrying out any malicious activities, i think its definitely a question that should be asked!!
What situation are you in where you have such high security requirements?
A situation where I have worked extremely hard to develop an application, and need to no of any loop wholes in my security that could result in the stealing, of what is effectively, the result of my lifes work so far.