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    [ 'puter security ] Time to update Flash Player again (Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris)

    If you use Flash Player (which is probably 96% of us) update it to the latest version. I think this link will work for all OSes, let me know...

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

    Adobe says this update fixes a dozen security vulnerabilities. If you have both Internet Explorer and other browsers, update both. Chrome updates its own Flash Player, so if you're using Chrome, it should take care of this for you.

    You can check your browser(s) for a variety of out-of-date extensions/add-ons at Mozilla's no-brainer checkup page, too. http://www.mozilla.org/plugincheck/


    Bah, my OS is too l33t for that security stuff, since I don't use M$ Windoze! Update your stuff anyway I recall a Flash exploit that worked on Mac, Linux and Windows regardless of the web browser, and it wasn't just a proof-of-concept either... it was being used in the wild. Always best to keep your browser-related stuffs up-to-date

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    how annoying, I restart once for the tuesday updates, then again today for root certificate updates.
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    Steve Jobs knew what he was talking about when he bashed Adobe and Flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang1 View Post
    Steve Jobs knew what he was talking about when he bashed Adobe and Flash.
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    Hehe For a while, Adobe was a leader in the "most-exploited software products" category, between Flash Player, Shockwave Player, and Adobe Reader. They're learning fast, though. Adobe Reader 10 has sandboxing and runs at Low integrity level on Vista/Win7. Flash Player is now available for 64-bit browsers, increasing the address space for ASLR protection profoundly; no more trying the same exploit 256 times and hitting the jackpot.

    I'll still look forward to the day when Flash is 100% obsolete, though. It's coming.

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    I think I was on a video watching spree when my Chrome updated. I had watched a bunch of videos then I clicked on another and got "Missing Plug-In". Got that on various videos for about 5 minutes.
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    I've been looking at HTML 5, and I can see how you might be using it for supporting videos etc, but I don't see any controls to let you do animations as Flash was originally designed for.
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    I think Canvas has vector presentation capabilities. I don't know the ins and outs of it yet as I'm still in chapter 1 of my HTML5 book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Thankfully Adobe knows it as well. They just announced that they're dropping Flash support for Android and whatever Blackberry's OS is called. Since there is no iOS port, and they've probably already abandoned WebOS, Flash for mobile platforms is dead. Hooray!
    I wonder what will replace it.


    In related news, the CD is now officially dead.
    Some people finally got the hint and are moving to digital downloads.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
    If you use Flash Player (which is probably 96% of us) update it to the latest version.
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    I are the 4%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
    Hehe For a while, Adobe was a leader in the "most-exploited software products" category, between Flash Player, Shockwave Player, and Adobe Reader. They're learning fast, though. Adobe Reader 10 has sandboxing and runs at Low integrity level on Vista/Win7. Flash Player is now available for 64-bit browsers, increasing the address space for ASLR protection profoundly; no more trying the same exploit 256 times and hitting the jackpot.

    I'll still look forward to the day when Flash is 100% obsolete, though. It's coming.
    The "learning fast" and version "10" dont quite gel in the same sentence
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    I do all of my browsing in lynx. Should I update flash player for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    I do all of my browsing in lynx. Should I update flash player for it?
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang1 View Post
    The "learning fast" and version "10" dont quite gel in the same sentence
    Well, if you consider that Adobe grabbed Flash when it was on version 8, then you could kinda make it gel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Yes.
    Damn, not supported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    Damn, not supported.

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    Well, however you were running Flash with lynx, you'll have to figure out a way to update it.
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    How long before HTML 5 has exploits? Or does it now? I don't care since I'm not web programming anymore, praise God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwellman View Post
    How long before HTML 5 has exploits? Or does it now? I don't care since I'm not web programming anymore, praise God.
    HTML5 is a language spec, so what will be exploitable are the browsers that add support for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    I wonder what will replace it.


    In related news, the CD is now officially dead.
    Some people finally got the hint and are moving to digital downloads.
    Bunk, even the best digital downloads sound terrible, the bandwith/wherewithall to support quality files just doesn't exist. I still buy cd's on a regular basis, and never download any music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
    Bunk, even the best digital downloads sound terrible, the bandwith/wherewithall to support quality files just doesn't exist. I still buy cd's on a regular basis, and never download any music.
    I actually like the stuff I've gotten off of HDTracks.

    Kinda pricey, but they sound quite nice, better than CD quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Well, if you consider that Adobe grabbed Flash when it was on version 8, then you could kinda make it gel.
    I forgot about that. Consider it gelled.
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    Got a 404 error with both the direct link in the OP and then again after trying the Mozilla-to-Adobe route. This will running Vista 32-bit. I think I'll switch over to the Ubuntu side and see what happens...

    On side note- any of you know an easier, quicker way to switch between Windows and Ubuntu without doing a full restart? Might be possible using the MS Command Prompt, but not sure.
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    Interesting. Now on Ubuntu and tried the Mozilla checker and was informed that Shockwave was up to date (10.3), while on Vista 10.3 is out of date...
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Interesting. Now on Ubuntu and tried the Mozilla checker and was informed that Shockwave was up to date (10.3), while on Vista 10.3 is out of date...
    The latest version is 11.1.102.55 for both Ubuntu and Windows, so you do want to update them.

    On side note- any of you know an easier, quicker way to switch between Windows and Ubuntu without doing a full restart? Might be possible using the MS Command Prompt, but not sure.
    You could run one of them in a virtual machine inside the other one. If you need hardware 3D acceleration for Windows games and such, then you'd want it to be the one running on the physical hardware, with Ubuntu in a virtual machine. Check out Microsoft Virtual PC, which is free VM software.

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