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Apple blocks vulnerable Flash plugins

Posted by Steven Thom on Mar 4, 2013 8:30:08 AM

Kudos to Apple. Last week they decided to start blocking vulnerable versions of Adobe Flash plugins from running in the built-in Safari web browser. This is in direct response to the active exploits in the wild affecting Macs as well as PCs. Users who fail to update when prompted are now receiving an error message indicating the "Blocked Plugin" when they try to visit a website that invokes the Flash plugin. Apple did something similar when they blocked Java on February 1st, 2013 in response the the zero-day we reported here. The users receiving the error need to visit the Adobe website and manually install the update in order to continue viewing Flash content.

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