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Adobe issues critical security bulletin for Flash Player, update ASAP

By Shawn Knight
Jul 9, 2014
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  1. Adobe has issued a security bulletin for its Flash Player software. The company recently identified three vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of an affected system and recommends users update their product installations as soon as...

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,518   +506

    As long as you use the Metro version you should be ok...

    *feeling Microsoft haterz approaching, even though this is an adobe thing*
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Didn't Adobe say they were going to kill off Flash a few years back? So much for that.
     
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  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    Doesnt this happen like every 6 months?
     
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  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    More like every 2-3 weeks.
     
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  6. This coming from a company who had a playback problem with the picture freezing that went on for months, still going on I hear. Some Windows 8.1 computers just hang on playback and Adobe is still dragging their feet on a solution.
     
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,518   +506

    I'm not sure why should we install flash players anymore, HTML5 all the way
     
  8. The listing Google Chrome first gives the wrong impression. The grammatical composition of the sentence makes it seem that Google Chrome used on a Windows operating system before Windows 8 has a problem. They should have reversed the two references, because that warning about needing Windows 8 only applies to Explorer. Flash is built into Chrome and automatically updates no matter what Windows operating system you have--XP, Vista, 7, etc.
     
  9. Flash??? Come on. Apple went to HTML5 so people wouldn't have to worry about loading the latest Plug-Ins from other companies, like Flash and JAVA. On a side note: I hope Apple buys Adobe and Wacom and makes a tablet that runs Creative Cloud with a Wacom-style screen and stylus.
     
  10. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    Can we all stop using this horribly coded software and move on to newer better, and more secure things? It's a pretty big hindrance to have to update Flash on a by weekly basis, all because someone could potentially take control of your system. I've uninstalled Flash now from all my systems, not trusting this crap anymore.
     

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