The internet can be a dangerous place and it’s important to keep your eyes peeled when browsing the web. The wrong turn can be disastrous and compromise your system. Obviously no one wants something like that to happen to them, so people must be careful what they install and what they use the computer.
If you’ve been online in the past year, you probably know that Adobe’s Flash Player has taken a turn for the worse. While it was already held under scrutiny by some software developers, the entire situation blew when critical security issues gave malicious entities backdoor opportunities for important systems pertaining to banks and other institutions.
Taking this into consideration as well as the aforementioned need for vigilance, one can only assume that Adobe Flash Player shouldn’t be anywhere near your computer, right? The truth of the matter is that while all the big names in software and tech in general have started to move away from Flash, it’s still needed.
Google started the official breakup from Flash and its services by publicly replacing it in their Google Chrome browser with the much better and safer HTML. While many big websites have started the transition over to HTML and a lot more are considering it, not all websites have integrated support for HTML meaning that for the time being they still require Flash to function. So while you would be doing most of your browsing through HTML, there will be a couple situations where you will need to whip out the ol’ Adobe Flash Player.
Speaking of “old Flash Player”, Adobe moved fast to remove the 7 newly found security threats. This is something that was met with mixed reviews. Yes, it’s extremely important and beneficial that Adobe managed to get the grips on the situation as fast as possible. But in the same time, it’s pretty bad that this happened in the first place.
That being said, it’s important that you update your version of Adobe Flash Player as soon as possible so that you protect yourself from any of the new and quite dangerous exploitable backdoors. To be protected by these threats, make sure that your version of Adobe Flash Player isn’t 188.8.131.52. Also keep in mind that this is the last Adobe Flash Player version to contain the problems, they can also apply to older version. Therefore, get the latest updates as soon as they come out for as long as you’re using Flash Player.