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Old 02-24-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default Update your Flash Player to fix an exploitable vulnerability

Update your Flash Player installations at http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer. It's the usual reason... potential pwnage of your system via a malicious Flash/Shockwave thingie. This reportedly affects Linux and Mac as well as Windows.

If you have additional web browsers besides Internet Explorer, don't forget to visit once with each browser to ensure that all of them have the updated version of Flash Player.

This would also be a good time to check your Windows systems with Secunia's vulnerability checkup. They have browser-based and installable versions at http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/. Are you among the 2% whose system actually is up-to-date?

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Also, if you haven't fully enabled your Data Execution Prevention on WinXP/Vista/7, that's easy and worthwhile. And if you have Vista, enable IE7's own dedicated DEP while you're at it.*

*If you have IE8 beta or RC1, DEP is already enabled
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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Default Update your Flash Player to fix an exploitable vulnerability

Thanks for the post Mech. I had to temporarily disable IE8 RC1's DEP protection in order for the ActiveX installer to work properly without crashing.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:23 PM   #3
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Thanks dude! i didn't know this was out!!!
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:36 PM   #4
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Ran that Secunia thing.. told me only flash player needed update. Cool.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:56 PM   #5
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Default Update your Flash Player to fix an exploitable vulnerability

It's actually a 2-step install process: once for Firefox, then again for IE.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:24 AM   #6
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Default Update your Flash Player to fix an exploitable vulnerability

secunia is telling me everything is up to date, but i haven't installed the new flash thingy. what's up with that?
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:39 AM   #7
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Default Update your Flash Player to fix an exploitable vulnerability

not really sure. sometimes it is a little behind. try restarting and then rerunning the scan.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:31 AM   #8
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I solved all my flash problems by uninstalling it on all my machines. It's just not worth the risk.
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