If you’ve still got Adobe Flash Player installed on your Mac, you should consider uninstalling it. The plug-in is well known to be problematic in a variety of ways, both security-wise and in terms of stability. We’ve got the breakdown on just how you can rid your Mac of this troublesome program!
Apple now blocks users from running Adobe Flash Player if their version is out of date or has known security vulnerabilities. While most Mac users will do well to heed Apple’s warning, those who need to run older versions of Flash and are willing to accept the risks of doing so can manually circumvent Apple’s Flash block in OS X. Here’s how to do it.
Adobe on Tuesday issued a critical update to its Flash Player software to address a zero-day vulnerability that reportedly allowed hackers to completely take over a compromised system. All versions of Flash prior to the latest update are vulnerable, and Adobe urges all users to install the latest version as soon as possible.
Apple and Adobe have taken a big step in the name of online security by introducing a sandboxed implementation of Flash for Safari. Available for Safari users in OS X Mavericks, the change promises to bring better security and parity with Windows-based browsers.