Posted on February 21st, 2017 at 07:04 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Many thanks to those of you who sent me copies of the email Microsoft distributed yesterday.
This is going to be interesting.
InfoWorld Woody on Windows
Posted on February 18th, 2017 at 19:58 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
I received an email from a reader who asked me about all the talk about Flash. He pointed out the fact that there are more than 400 mentions of Flash on this site. What, he wanted to know, is the latest status of Flash – what’s the best way to disable it, and if you must use it, which browser should have it enabled?
The question takes on greater urgency when you recall that Microsoft hasn’t yet updated Internet Explorer or Edge for the latest bunch of Flash fixes. Adobe posted fixes last Tuesday. Microsoft hasn’t released any fixes this month, so those fixed holes still affect IE and Edge.
What say ye? What’s the best recommendation for Flash, given the current state of affairs?
Posted on January 11th, 2017 at 21:54 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
This just in from ER –
I read these recent Adobe security bulletins for January 2017 that mention new Flash Player and Acrobat Reader security updates.
Adobe security bulletin APSB17-01 features new updates for Acrobat & Acrobat Reader:
Adobe security bulletin APSB17-02 features new updates for Flash Player 24
security/products/flash- player/apsb17-02.html and a bonus for Linux users, they can finally update to the new version 24 of flash since Adobe had been issuing flash player 11.2 security updates to linux users for several years.
Posted on December 5th, 2016 at 06:14 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
No matter what you may have read, the latest version of Chrome doesn’t block Flash. But it does put another much-deserved nail in Flash’s coffin.
InfoWorld Woody on Windows
Posted on November 8th, 2016 at 14:46 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
New Adobe Flash Player security updates have been posted in Adobe security bulletin APSB16-37:
Adobe is only offering new Flash Player v23 security updates and no longer offers any more Flash Player v18 “extended support release” updates.
Posted on October 27th, 2016 at 05:16 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
In the “beating a dead horse” department, ER writes with this note:
Adobe has once again released a new set of Flash Player security updates, this time on Wed. October 26, 2016 in security bulletin APSB16-36:
Adobe security bulletin APSB16-36 also links to a future MS security bulletin that doesn’t exist yet for those using Windows 8.1 & Windows 10, maybe Thursday 10/27/2016 Microsoft may post it up, but so far the Adobe Flash Player v22.214.171.124 ActiveX security updates are not yet available for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (all editions).
And I also found out that the Win10 Flash Player security updates [like KB3194343] only apply to specific builds of Win10. So I had to download several different versions – one will specifically work for the “1607” version, the other for “1511” and another for the RTM “1507” version; one Flash Player patch for Win10 will NOT work for multiple builds of Win10, meaning a Win10 v1607 flash player patch will only work on the v1607 release and not the v1511 & v1507 releases.
Check out this MS Update Catalog search for KB3194343:
That’s one of the main pains with using the Update Catalog – Windows Update handles all the version searching for you.
Posted on October 13th, 2016 at 12:30 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Just in from EP:
New Adobe Flash Player security updates posted in security bulletin APSB16-32
and new Adobe Acrobat & Reader security updates posted in security bulletin APSB16-33
And the only way to speed up WU scans on Windows Vista SP2 is to install the KB3191203 security update, which contains the newest win32k.sys files, a short-term solution that will work from October 11 to November 7. KB3191203 has been mentioned here: http://wu.krelay.de/en/
Posted on October 14th, 2015 at 17:19 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
This just in from EP:
New Adobe Flash Player security updates for October posted on Adobe security bulletin APSB15-25:
New Adobe Acrobat & Acrobat Reader security updates for October posted on Adobe security bulletin APSB15-24: