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MacBytes
Sep 3, 2009, 07:00 AM
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Link: Snow Leopard upgrade downgrades Flash security - exposes Mac users to risk (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20090903080043)
Description:: Users who have upgraded their versions of Adobe Flash prior to installing Snow Leopard are finding that their OS update is silently downgrading them to an earlier, vulnerable version.

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stridemat
Sep 3, 2009, 07:04 AM
If that article is truthful then that is quite bad on Apple's part.

Perhaps this is why many posters are reporting poor flash performance on Snow Leopard.

orson3g
Sep 3, 2009, 08:03 AM
So go here:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html

And see if you are running an old version. If you are, then go here:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

And get the new one. Who gives a **** if they shipped an outdated one? Upgrade already, it's not like the new version of Flash isn't out.

stridemat
Sep 3, 2009, 08:51 AM
So go here:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html

And see if you are running an old version. If you are, then go here:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

And get the new one. Who gives a **** if they shipped an outdated one? Upgrade already, it's not like the new version of Flash isn't out.

It's ok for people like us who check tech websites alot, but what about Mr Joe Public. They will have no idea that they might have an issue and will not think to upgrade flash. This is where the problem lies and why I suggested that it is quite bad on apple's part!

nagromme
Sep 3, 2009, 03:43 PM
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Who gives a **** if they shipped an outdated one? Upgrade already, it's not like the new version of Flash isn't out.

How are people supposed to KNOW that the secure new version they already downloaded once, must now be downloaded again?

This IS a mistake to give an asterisk about.

(Flash is so bad, maybe Apple should let Flash updates get pushed through software update. Or at least make a clear offer for an opt-in on that.)