When run on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Adobe Flash Player will run in a sandbox, with limited capacity for mischief if compromised.
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The vulnerabilities could be exploited to cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
While often touted as a big advantage of the Android OS, killing Flash for mobile will benefit that platform as much as anything.
Even as Apple adds detection to block a Mac OS X malware threat, researchers find new Mac malware posing as a legitimate Flash Player installation package.
The new version of Adobe's Flash Player comes with a new architecture for hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, while AIR 3 will make it possible to install AIR apps without pre-installing the runtime
Adobe says it tested on an older version of Apple's new operating system when it said Flash Player does not work on Mac OS X Lion.
Users of Adobe software that have upgraded to Mac OS X Lion are reporting issues with a variety of Adobe products, resulting in reduced functionality, and in some cases complete malfunction
Has the war between Adobe and Apple just hit restart? It could be possible, as Adobe has published some incompatibility issues with the new version of Mac OS X, Lion.
Lion is available today in Mac App Store for $29 with over 250 new features including multi-touch gestures, Mission Control, LaunchPad, full-screen apps and a redesigned Mail app.
The company has made automatic updates the default setting for Reader users, after seeing a number of attacks on PCs loaded with older, flawed versions of the PDF-reading software
In something of a confusing announcement, RIM says that the newest version of its BlackBerry OS won't feature support for Flash and Android apps - functionality that the company bills as pivotal to its PlayBook tablet.
According to reports, support for the TRIM command used by modern solid-state drives (SSD) will arrive with the release of Mac OS X Lion, aka Mac OS X Version 10.7. The software improves the write performance of the flash memory and can also reduce wear on the memory cells.
Apple consumes 50% of the world's NAND flash - and their flagship OS can't securely delete SSD data. Isn't total control of the hardware and software supposed to improve integration?
At Mobile World Congress, Adobe has described its plans to speed up Flash on smartphones and talks about support coming from Android Honeycomb, HP's WebOS and RIM's Tablet OS
Adobe has updated AIR to let applications created on the platform run on a range of devices, including BlackBerrys and Samsung TVs, and releases new versions of its Flex developer tools
Word is out that Apple will ship all new Mac OS X machines without Adobe Flash Player pre-installed.
The company has said it is working out how best to allow the private distribution of applications for Windows Phone 7, an essential requirement for many businesses that want to use it
Apple's security update for Snow Leopard includes an out-of-date version of Flash Player that has 32 flaws, including one being actively exploited by attackers
I've received a lot of emails about this topic lately so I think a quick post is in order.
The Adobe Flash Player plugin that was included in yesterday's Mac OS X software update contains multiple vulnerabilities that expose users to malicious hacker attacks.
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