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Latest Mac OS X Version Still Needs Adobe Update

Latest Mac OS X Version Still Needs Adobe Update

It has been revealed that the Adobe Flash Player which is featured in the latest version of the Mac OS X operating system does not have the latest security patches.

Brad Arkin, director of product security and privacy at Adobe Systems has advised that Mac users who update to version 10.6.4 should ensure their Flash Player is also updated to version 10.1.53.64.

This news comes after Adobe rushed out a fix for zero-day vulnerabilities in its Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux early last week. These patches were said to eliminate vulnerabilities which had been reported in a security advisory on the 4th June.

Adobe warned that criminals have been exploiting these flaws, predominantly using malicious Flash swf files. These are typically opened by the Web browser's Flash Player plugin, or through PDFs that have maliciously encoded Flash components within them.

Experts have stated that it is down to the software companies large install base, that they have become prime targets for malicious hacking.

Arkin also stated that the company is considering increasing the frequency of security updates.


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