Flash was not included on i OS, in part because of these security vulnerabilities along with other performance issues.Although this has helped decrease the options malware authors have for attacking i Devices (remember when Steve Jobs took heat for the decision not to include Flash support in i OS?How do you know if the version of Flash you have is the one that needs updating?
You can head over to Adobe's site for Flash Player updates. The most widely known example of a fake Flash update is the Flashback Trojan horse, which first masqueraded as a Flash Player installer package targeting Mac users.
Over 600,000 Mac users installed the fake update to Adobe Flash thinking it was valid, thereby infecting their machines with malware.
For instance, it has been known for some time now that Java is not particularly safe, and the list of open issues does not seem to be decreasing.
But Flash too has had its share of problems lately, which has led to Apple blocking older versions of the plug-in.
Are you bothered with Adobe Flash Player constantly prompting you to install updates with a box that says “An update to your Adobe Flash Player is available“?
The only options provided are to Install Now, Remind Me Later, or Don’t Install.
Type this web address directly into your browser address bar: On this page, Adobe lists the latest Flash Player version information for all operating system platforms.
The page also displays your current version information, helping you quickly and easily determine if you do in fact need to update your software.
When it comes to plug-ins, it can be hard to know what you have installed or what version you have.
Adobe's Flash Player is one of the most popular plug-ins on many websites, developed as multi-platform software for use on all the major operating systems.
This plug-in provides what is called "Active Content," meaning it adds additional functionality to web pages for interactive or media-related capability.