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XProtect Update Pushed, Time to Update Flash for Mac

10 September 2013 681 views No Comment

The last time Apple pushed an XProtect Update, they deprecated and blocked older versions of Java. Today, however, Adobe’s Flash Plugin has been blocked…

The last time Apple pushed an XProtect Update, the company deprecated and blocked older versions of Java. Today, however, it’s Adobe’s Flash Plugin that has been blocked due to some as yet unspecific security issue.

Of course, when Apple blocked older versions of Java, they pointed folks to the lasted version of Java for Mac available from Oracle. With today’s XProtect update, which blocks Flash 11.8.800.94, Adobe doesn’t get the same love — no helpful pointers from Apple.

Nevertheless, Flash 11.8.800.168 is available from Adobe. You can also initiate the update via System Preferences > Flash Player > Advanced > Check Now.

And, if you are wondering how I knew within minutes that Apple had pushed an XProtect update, here’s the answer — an XProtect Update Notification Center alert tutorial. Yeah, there’s a little Terminal voodoo, but it’s quite easy to make happen.

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