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Adobe patches more Flash vulnerabilities

Published April 10th, 2013 at 6:49 AM EDT , modified April 10th, 2013 at 6:49 AM EDT

Adobe has released another Flash Player update to fix what they called “critical” vulnerabilities. Although no Mac malware is yet being installed through this hole, to my knowledge, it would still be wise to update as soon as possible. If you have not set Flash to update itself automatically, you can update it through the Flash pane of System Preferences, or can download the latest version from Adobe’s site.

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6 Comments

  • Someone says:

    I use Chrome, which has Flash built-in, but there isn’t Flash on my computer itself. Do I need to worry?

    • Thomas says:

      Chrome auto-updates Flash, and encloses it in an additional sandbox, so it’s safer for Flash. Of course, Safari was the only browser not hacked in this year’s pwn2own competition! So, I use Safari for everyday stuff, but use Chrome for sites that require Flash.

  • PTS says:

    Is there a reason for Safari not doing the same thing with Flash as Chrome does?

    • Thomas says:

      I doubt that would ever happen, since Apple has been distancing themselves from plug-ins like these. They learned an important lesson from trying to be involved with distribution of Java on Mac OS X, and I doubt they would ever put themselves into a similar situation with Flash.

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