Apple Forcing Users to Upgrade to Latest Adobe Flash Plug-In Due to Security Issues

new_flashlogo_3Apple today posted an updated support document noting that it is now blocking older version of the Adobe's Flash Player plug-in due to a major security issue present in older versions.

In a posting to its security mailing list, Apple notes that users must upgrade to the latest 14.0.0.145 version of Flash Player if possible. For those users running systems incompatible with Flash Player 14, Adobe has made available a 13.0.0.231 update that addresses the security issues.
APPLE-SA-2014-07-10-1 OS X: Flash Player plug-in blocked

Due to security issues in older versions, Apple has updated the web plug-in blocking mechanism to disable all versions prior to Flash Player 14.0.0.145 and 13.0.0.231.
The high-priority update was released by Adobe on Tuesday to fix an issue disclosed in a proof-of-concept exploit by Google engineer Michele Spagnuolo. A number of major sites including Google, YouTube, Twitter, and Tumblr were vulnerable to the issue, although they quickly addressed the issue on their ends. With Adobe's update to Flash Player itself, users will no longer be vulnerable as long as they update their plug-ins, a move Apple is now strongly encouraging by blocking all older versions of the plug-in.

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15 weeks ago
Can't Flash just die instead?
Rating: 18 Votes
15 weeks ago

I deleted tho...

Apple should make their own flash... Adobe software spend too much of battery life and CPU.


Yeahhhhh I don't think that's how it works.

Things are slowly moving to HTML5 though, so that's good
Rating: 7 Votes
15 weeks ago

I deleted tho...

Apple should make their own flash... Adobe software spend too much of battery life and CPU.


They did, it's called HTML5 & JavaScript. :P
Rating: 5 Votes
15 weeks ago

They did, it's called Canvas. :P

There—fixed it for you.
Rating: 5 Votes
15 weeks ago

Can't Flash just die instead?


Sure. I'll let everyone know that your willing to redesign their sites for free. I'm sure you'll be receiving calls shortly.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago
I've ditched Flash. Don't miss it at all. Less adverts too ;)
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago
I haven't installed flash since 2011. Cant say I've missed it. Most video plays in HTML5 these days and anything else is just noisy, flashing, CPU hogging crap. If a website doesn't support no flash I skip it.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago

Sure. I'll let everyone know that your willing to redesign their sites for free. I'm sure you'll be receiving calls shortly.


Not just websites, he's willing to rewrite all of those quick and easy flash games. He's a nice guy.


Personally, I cannot wait to see his port of Homestarrunner.com! Bloody Flash; who needs it, anyway? What's it ever done for us besides revolutionize the way we consume content and share videos?
Rating: 3 Votes
15 weeks ago

Sure. I'll let everyone know that your willing to redesign their sites for free. I'm sure you'll be receiving calls shortly.


Companies with any sense redesigned their sites ages ago when the OG iPad sold crazy amounts and couldn't see the sites. And given that Flash is anti accessibility that was another reason to stop.the security concerns adding a third.

So yeah perhaps it is time to "let it go"
Rating: 3 Votes
15 weeks ago
I deleted flash the last time this issue came up. The only problem is that now on my Mac every website that uses flash tells me I have a missing plug-in. So I use my ipad instead. Does anyone know if there is a setting that I need to adjust so that safari on my Mac will work like safari on my ipad? Thank you. I feel silling asking, but it appreciate those that will be patient and kind.
Rating: 2 Votes

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