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Update Your Adobe Flash player plugin to version 18.0.0.209

After the discovery that Hacking Team, the recently breached surveillance software maker, had three working exploits for Adobe Flash. 

The open source organization decided to block all versions of the Flash Player plugin up to version 18.0.0.203 on Windows.


You need to Update Your Adobe Flash player plugin to version 18.0.0.209..

Link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
For Chrome : https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?fpchrome

This is not the first time Adobe Flash has had critical vulnerabilities that needed to be fixed.  

Google’s Chrome, has not disabled its integrated Flash plugin that remained at version 18.0.0.203 at this writing. However, Google does limit Flash’s interaction with the rest of the browser via a security sandbox.



Mozilla said Flash would remain on the Firefox blocklist until Adobe fixes all known vulnerabilities.



Since that decision was made, however, Adobe appears to have updated its Flash player to version .209, which is not blocked. Adobe had previously said it would fix all known vulnerabilities later this week; It’s not clear if version .209 fulfills that goal.


Firefox users that want to re-enable Flash can do so by clicking on the RED LEGO Icon to allow adobe flash player plugin..





Adobe Flash is slowly losing favor to HTML5-based video capability built-in to modern browsers.


For some in the tech industry Flash’s life as a web-based product may come to a natural end due to the rise of HTML5-based video. How long that might take is anyone’s guess.



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