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Mac Security: Adobe Patches Zero Day Flash Exploit

8 February 2013 1,790 views 4 Comments

The biggest Mac security threat today is Oracle's Java, right? Perhaps, not so much. Whereas few install let alone use Java, Flash is fairly ubiquitous

The biggest Mac security threat today is Oracle’s Java, right? Perhaps, not so much. Whereas few install let alone use Java, Flash is fairly ubiquitous. Now, Adobe is scrambling to deliver a patch for a nasty zero day Flash vulnerability — in the wild and being exploited — that affects both Macs and PCs.

While Flash versions for OS X and Windows are the only ones reported to be under attack, Thursday’s unscheduled release is available for Linux and Android devices as well. Users of all affected operating systems should install the update as soon as possible — Ars Technica

If you have Flash installed, you really should head over to Adobe and get the v.11.5.502.149 update, which requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later and Safari 5.0 or later. As noted above, patches are also available for Windows, Linux and Android.

You can also get this update by going to System Preferences > Flash Player > Advanced and clicking “Check Now.”

Lastly, if you have Java installed and haven’t applied the most recent Apple (OS X 10.6.x) Oracle (OS X 10.7.2+) patches, by all means do so now — the top link below.

Get safe, people. The world is a changed place and you can’t assume bullet proof Mac security anymore…

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