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It’s Thursday the 13th—Update Adobe Flash Day

By Rich

Over at TidBITS, Friday the 13th has long been “Check Your Backups Day”.

I’d like to expand that a bit here at Securosis and declare Thursday the 13th “Update Adobe Flash Day”.

Flash is loaded with vulnerabilities and regularly updated by Adobe, but by most estimates I’ve seen, no more than 20% of people run current versions. Flash is thus one of the most valuable bad-guy vectors for breaking into your computer, regardless of your operating system. While it’s something you should check more than a few random days a year, at least stop reading this, go to Adobe’s site and update your Flash installation.

For the record, I checked and was out of date myself – Flash does not auto update, even on Macs.

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Isn’t it odd that the Flashplayer link you posted doesn’t have an obvious link to the page which tells you both which version you have, and which version is current? 

For that, see:

  http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

I’ll not make the rant (here) about how we have to visit one of Adobe’s magic web pages in order to manipulate software installed on my computer (again).

By jml


Thanks Rich. My iMac’s Flash was out of date (Dell’s was OK).

Now the recurring question: To update Flash, or dump it? Hamlet had it easy.

By John Baxter


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