Why you should immediately apply any Adobe Flash Updates

Why you should immediately apply any Adobe Flash Updates


National Cyber Awareness System:
Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player and Air
07/08/2014 03:17 PM EDT
Original release date: July 08, 2014
Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Flash Player and Air. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

The following updates are available:

Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Linux
Adobe AIR for Windows, Macintosh and Android
Adobe AIR SDK and Compiler for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
Adobe AIR SDK for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS

Why you should immediately apply any Adobe Flash Updates…..

Read this over (blogpost) which is more common now in various form. It is imperative to apply any Adobe Flash Player updtaes immediately which are security updates to correct any security holes found in the software/plug-ins.


Forensics: “Unknown Flash Movie Virus”
May 7, 2013 — bluecollarpc
Forensics: “Unknown Flash Movie Virus”
By bluecollarpc — Last updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How to check your version of Adobe Flash Player Installed

Click > Start (lower left) > Control Panel > double click Flash Player > on small pop up panel click tab Advanced.

On the Advanced tab note your version number installed. Click > Check Now…. your browser will open to the Adobe Flash Player website and will display your version installed and also the latest versions available. Match the numbers. Do you have the latest installed ? You are good to go. If not, click install the latest version.

Alternatively you can uninstall the older version from the computer first at Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > click Adobe Flash Player and wait as it will uninstall automatically. THEN go back to the Adobe Flash Player website and install the latest. Note this is done usually when a new full number version is released such as jumping from 13 to 14 something (13.111 to 14.1 example) to avoid any hack into the system through old files unused. The full number like 14 and point somethings (14.1141 example) are generally add in or ons or patching existing.

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