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Wally
22nd September 2015, 02:21 PM
B U L L E T I N (ID: HKRI-A2LFGP)

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

- Users of the Adobe Flash Player Desktop Run-time for Windows and Apple should update to Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.185.

- Users of the Adobe Flash Player for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.521

To see which version of Flash you have installed, check this link: -> https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.

Although Adobe Flash may be configured to automatically update on many usersí computers, some users have reported that it can sometimes take days before they a security update is rolled out to them.
For that reason, you may prefer to visit Adobeís site directly to download the latest version: -> http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)but be aware of potentially unwanted add-ons, like McAfee Security Scan.
To avoid this, uncheck the pre-checked box before downloading, or grab your OS-specific Flash download from here: -> http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

- Adobe Flash Player installed with Google Chrome will be automatically updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.185. On Windows, Apple, Linux and Chrome OS.

- Adobe Flash Player installed with Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.185.

- Adobe Flash Player installed with Internet Explorer 10 and 11 for Windows 8.0 and 8.1 will be automatically updated to the latest version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.185.

If you have Adobe AIR installed (required by some programs like Pandora Desktop), youíll want to update this program.
AIR ships with an auto-update function that should prompt users to update when they start an application that requires it.
Users of the Adobe AIR should update to version 19.0.0.190.

Adobe recommends users of AIR for Android update to version 19.0.0.190 by visiting the Google Play Store: -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.air

Adobe AIR is also available for manual download: -> http://get.adobe.com/air/ (http://get.adobe.com/air/)If youíre not sure whether you have AIR installed or what version itís at, see these directions: -> http://helpx.adobe.com/air/kb/determine-version-air-runtime.html

Iansky
22nd September 2015, 03:20 PM
Thanks Wally, just checked mine and good to go.

Daveart
22nd September 2015, 05:30 PM
Well I uninstalled flash player months ago, My browsers all work fine Watch videos YouTube etc..... don't think we need the flash player any more. I have been on one or two websites that said I needed to install flash player before I could view the images, clicked on the images and was able to view the images any way.

There always security problems with flash player as I say not had any problems with websites without it being installed.
Dave

Daveart
22nd September 2015, 05:41 PM
Ps adobe AIR is only for online games, and most of them want you to pay for add on gameplay to enable you to continue and advance in the game.

As I don't do gaming online anyway, don't need that either.

Dave

Ross the fiddler
23rd September 2015, 11:28 AM
Well I uninstalled flash player months ago, My browsers all work fine Watch videos YouTube etc..... don't think we need the flash player any more. I have been on one or two websites that said I needed to install flash player before I could view the images, clicked on the images and was able to view the images any way.

There always security problems with flash player as I say not had any problems with websites without it being installed.
Dave

It's not usually about watching videos but useful sites like this Weather Display Live (http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/weather/springwood/) (for Springwood) that can only run with it. You won't be able to see it without Flash Player but those with it would agree it contains some useful live weather information.