While all the update updates are important, the Adobe Flash Player
updates are of special importance to users with Adobe installed on their computers as they fix critical vulnerabilities in the software that can leave users open to viruses and malware attacks if they remain unpatched.
The software giant said in a statement: "We will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player
at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats." Abode revealed that usage had declined as 80% of Chrome users visited a Flash-enabled site in 2014, but this declined to 17% this year.
In addition, "We plan to move more aggressively to EOL Flash in certain geographies where unlicensed and outdated versions of Flash Player
are being distributed," the company wrote.
Those who still require Flash Player
can download it from the official Adobe website https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/download/ to ensure installation of the latest version.
My approach was to disable Flash Player
in Google Chrome 43 on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and examine the results.
The version 1.5.3 can work perfectly on Mac OS X Leopard, Lion and Yosemite along with Adobe Flash Player
11 or above versions.
"Although we've only seen a limited number attempts to exploit this vulnerability , we're strongly recommending users to update their versions of Adobe Flash Player
The report said that the same team of researchers was able to hack Internet Explorer 11, Firefox, Flash Player
and Adobe Reader during the first day of the event.
Summary: I frequently get notices that Flash Player
needs an update.
Adobe on Tuesday released security patches for both Flash Player
and Shockwave Player, addressing a total of 19 vulnerabilities affecting the two products.
"For anybody who wants to develop a game that targets the Flash player
it will be a lot easier," said Diana Helander, group product marketing manager for Gaming Solutions at Adobe.
Dubai: Mobile phone users in the Middle East will no longer be able to download Flash Player
onto their Android handsets as Adobe has removed the plugin from the Google Play store.