If you want to continue using Adobe Flash Player, then you need to update to the latest version to protect yourself against vulnerabilities that continue to plague the app. The trends for the past few months is that when one update is released, newer vulnerabilities rear their ugly heads. This underlines the importance of staying updated.
The latest versions of Adobe Flash Player was released middle of September. These are as follows:
- Version 18.104.22.168 of Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime for Windows and Mac
- Version 22.214.171.1245 of Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release for Windows and Mac
- Version 126.96.36.199 of Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux and ChromeOS
- Version 188.8.131.52 of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 10 and 8.1
- Version 184.108.40.2065 of Adobe Flash Player for Linux for Linux
According to the Adobe Security Bulletin, “These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system”.
The affected system is anything that still carries the old version of the Adobe Flash Players, such as:
- Version 220.127.116.11 of the Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime and earlier
- Version 18.104.22.1686 of the Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release and earlier
- Version 22.214.171.124 of the Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome and earlier
- Version 126.96.36.199 of the Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 and earlier
- Version 188.8.131.522 of the Adobe Flash Player for Linux and earlier
So if you think you still have any of these old versions, you should update to the latest Adobe Flash Player. To verify, run a web content that functions through Flash Player and then right click on it. From the menu, click “About Adobe Flash Player” or “About Macromedia Flash Player”. Make sure to check the version of Adobe Flash for each browser that you use. Then, download to the latest version.
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