The Security Chief of Adobe, Brad Arkin, highly praised Apple for blocking outdated versions of Flash Player. “We welcome today’s iniative by Apple to encourage Mac users to stay up-to-date,” he said in a post on the Adobe secure engineering blog. “A thank you to the security team at Apple for working with us to help protect our mutual customers,” Arkin added.
This was in direct relation to Apple’s recent update of Safari, which brought it up to Safari 5.1.7, which runs on OS X Snow Lepoard and Lion, Windows XP and Windows 7. Accordingly, it destroys any copy of Flash older than 10.1.102.64, which was shipped way back in November, 2010.
Apple and Adobe haven’t always met eye to eye. Back in 2010, Steve Jobs spoke poorly of Flash, and said it was unsuitable for mobile devices because it killed batteries, ran slow and posed security risks. Later on, Apple stopped bundling Flash Player with OS X which required users to download and install the plug-in on their own. Many of these issues motivated Adobe to work hard to keep Flash up-to-date, and to protect Adobe users. Arkin added that Flash Player 11.2 on Windows updates automatically. Mac can look forward to the same functionality, now in beta, with a final version coming between now and June 30, 2012.
So what happens if your beloved Apple Mac or iPad is running an outdated version of Flash? Rest assured, Safari will send you a alert and then direct you to Adobe’s download site, where the most recent version of Flash is available. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to drop into any iHospital location and talk to one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices. We’ll be happy to help you out!
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Are you interested in test driving Flash Player 11.3 on your Mac? Download it here from Adobe and let us know how you like it in the comments below.
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