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Author Topic: Adobe Flash Player - Update/Fix emergency security patch for 2013-02-08  (Read 2106 times)

IainB

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I did not find this as having been mentioned in the DC Forum, so thought it might be useful to give the links for those who (like me) had not known about the patch.
Refer ZDnet post of 2013-02-08:
Flash under attack, emergency patch issued: Update immediately

That post links to the step-by-step Adobe instructions to perform the install and check all settings, for different browsers:
Flash Player Help / Installation problems | Flash Player | Windows

I am becoming heartily sick and tired of Adobe and their blasted Flash utility.
Here's the Concise Oxford Dictionary definition of the word "utility" (my emphasis):
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utility
· n. (pl. utilities)
1 the state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial. Ø (in game theory or economics) the value of that which is sought to be maximized in any situation involving a choice.
2 a public utility.
3 Computing a utility program.
· adj.
1 useful, especially through having several functions.
2 functional rather than attractive.
– ORIGIN ME: from OFr. utilite, from L. utilitas, from utilis ‘useful’.

The only thing it seems to be a utility for lately seems to be for annoyance and for delivering viruses/malware to your computer. I have it disabled from auto-playing in my Firefox browser.
By the way, be warned that this patch offers to install Google Chrome on your computer...
Sheesh.

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Re: Adobe Flash Player - Update/Fix emergency security patch for 2013-02-08
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 04:32:14 PM »
Was posted all right (better twice than not at all though :up:)

Flash Under Attack, Emergency Patch Issued
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Re: Adobe Flash Player - Update/Fix emergency security patch for 2013-02-08
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 09:32:50 PM »
Was posted all right (better twice than not at all though :up:)

Flash Under Attack, Emergency Patch Issued
Ah, thanks. Sorry for the duplication. Yes, I felt sure I had seen it somewhere in DCF, but I was in a hurry and it didn't appear when I searched for "Adobe Flash Player".

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Re: Adobe Flash Player - Update/Fix emergency security patch for 2013-02-08
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 01:40:53 AM »
Ah, thanks. Sorry for the duplication. Yes, I felt sure I had seen it somewhere in DCF, but I was in a hurry and it didn't appear when I searched for "Adobe Flash Player".
There, fixed that for ya! :)

Thanks for being alert and wanting to warn the rest of us.
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Re: Adobe Flash Player - Update/Fix emergency security patch for 2013-02-08
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 02:47:20 PM »
I am becoming heartily sick and tired of Adobe and their blasted Flash utility.
Me too; and tired of the constant treadmill of "updates," and assorted sites whining if you don't have the very latest installed.

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Re: Adobe Flash Player - Update/Fix emergency security patch for 2013-02-08
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 03:21:05 PM »
I am becoming heartily sick and tired of Adobe and their blasted Flash utility.
Me too; and tired of the constant treadmill of "updates," and assorted sites whining if you don't have the very latest installed.

+1 and add Java to that list too. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Adobe Flash Player - Update/Fix emergency security patch for 2013-02-08
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 10:21:05 AM »
and tired of ... assorted sites whining if you don't have the very latest installed.

mind you that was how I found out about the latest update(s) - for which I was thankful.
If they're supposed to be important security updates, I'd have expected to find out a bit quicker from source.
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I just checked and see I had changed flash settings to "allow Adobe to install updates"** but I still had to update manually a couple of days after this update was released :down:


**  possibly dangerous in view of their attempting to install third party software of late (chrome)
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Re: Adobe Flash Player - Update/Fix emergency security patch for 2013-02-08
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 04:53:16 PM »
I thought Flash always tried to install an update checker that started with Windows?  I block it on my system - have enough things starting at once already...

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Re: Adobe Flash Player - Update/Fix emergency security patch for 2013-02-08
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 05:10:37 PM »
I thought Flash always tried to install an update checker that started with Windows?  I block it on my system - have enough things starting at once already...

yeah, I used get that
You can change the settings via control panel - choice is:
  • automatic
  • notify [on startup] 
  • never

as said I'm using the automatic but cant really comment about it yet (I *think* I only changed it lately :-\ - been working on too many machines lately...)
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