Safari keeps saying "Flash out of Date", no problems on Chrome or Firefox

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  1. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know why this is? On the same websites (i.e. youtube) and viewing the same content, I get an error in Safari telling my flash is out of date, while chrome and firefox load the content fine.

    Is there a way around this without having to keep updating flash to satisfy just Safari? I prefer not to regularly download crap from Adobe on my computer.

    Thanks
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Apple is pretty "bullish" on keeping the newest flash version so you get any security improvements (based on the past history with Flash venerabilities)
     
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    And Chrome has Flash built-in and updated by Chrome's update process.

    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/108086?hl=en

    Yes, just about anything from Adobe is bloat and malware vectors, but that's the price you pay if you want/need to use their stuff: constant updating to fend off latest attacks, rinse repeat.
     
  4. luchid macrumors newbie

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    You are not updating Flash "just to satisfy Safari". You're doing so to prevent getting infected due to outdated software. You should really understand that distinction.
     
  5. Artimus12 macrumors 6502

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    Safari is looking after your interests, but you can always set it to update automatically if you're so bothered by it ...which I won't do because I don't want it running or connecting in the background.
     

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