• Adobe updates


    I’m running far behind on some things.EP sent this in last week…Adobe has released new security updates for Flash Player, Shockwave Player and Acrob
    [See the full post at: Adobe updates]

    Viewing 15 reply threads
    • #50872

      Remember, there are more than one Flash Player updates (so far) for July. Bad month for Adobe.

      My willingness to upgrade my ASUS Transformer Book (t100ta) Tablet may depend in part on whether ASUS tech support will offer a new device WIM and a new OEM Recovery Partition for the device to run under Windows 10. That may be hard to pin down with the Company. They may also need to update their drivers from time to time, as third-party drivers and MS Updates drivers can brick these tablets. Thus forcing a paid support ticket with ASUS.

      Due to updated device versions being manufactured regularly, support can be quite limited on tablets after only two years or so. The batteries are also not wear-resistant and not replaceable on many tablets. It looks a lot like planned obsolescence. But what do you want for under $400.00 Street Price? Just keep data backups and keep an eye on trade-in deals or big discounts on current models.

      It’s not just the OS which has become disposable.

    • #50873

      According to what little I have read, Windows 10 will not allow anyone to skip upgrades. You get two choices:
      1. Check, ‪#‎Download‬, Install, and Reboot automatically
      2. Check, Download, Install automatically and then choose to Reboot

      What about the latest security problems? MS released a patch yesterday across all versions: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-078.aspx

    • #50874

      I’m more than dissappointed by the inability to choose what updates to apply. My perception is that this is a step toward no longer having the ability to control things on a machine. I think those who made the decision to do this should be forced (and I laugh at that due to the irony) to watch The Matrix and have this pointed out in case they’re not paying attention

      “Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.”

      “You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?
      Neo: Because I choose to.”

      So that being stated Microsoft appears to be taking choice away from their user base and placing limitations on things.

    • #50875

      Woody, since you write about Windows, you need to use the latest and greatest. The rest of us, who just want to get some work done, should stick to Windows 7. I go back to the DOS days and I would always install the latest. Since XP there hasn’t been much new, just an opportunity for Microsoft to take more of our money.

    • #50876

      Good to see that Adobe finally released a security bulletin for (this update for) Shockwave Player. Recent monthly updates did not have related bulletins – the last was in March.

      For completeness (the info in each is a subset of that in later security updates bulletins), here are links to Security Advisory bulletins for the 2 Flash Player updates:

      July 10/14 Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player

      July 7/8 Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player

      (all bulletins, all Adobe products)

    • #50877


      There’s a lot of truth to that – but the picture’s a bit murkier. I’ll be writing at length about it over the next couple of weeks. One important takeaway: DON’T UPDATE just yet. Even if you’re tempted.

    • #50878

      @Gindy51 –

      The subject of fierce debate. Take a look at my post this morning in InfoWorld.

    • #50879

      Frankly, I’m puzzled. I’m seeing warnings to drop Flash altogether. It sounds like a replay of Kill Java.
      Firefox disabled it (temporarily?). Chrome seems to have their own version.
      If I don’t use IE, is it time to pull the plug on Flash?

    • #50880

      @Ginny51 and @Woody

      Can we please keep the distinction between a Windows Update and a Windows U?pgrade clear around here?

      Ginny51, you really mean forced Updates for Windows 10.

      Woody, you really mean the Windows 10 Upgrade, not Update, no?

      It’s an important distinction when dealing with both categories of issues at the same time at this site.

    • #50881

      @RC –

      Yes, you’re absolutely right. Mea culpa.

    • #50882


      Absolutely. Pull the plug on Flash and only put it back in if you absolutely have to have it.

      Personally, I only run Flash in Firefox, and I’ll switch over to Firefox if I absolutely have to see something with Flash.

      It’s old technology, and it deserves a wooden stake.

    • #50883

      SAdly, I need Flash Player at most browser based network TV video streaming sites. Firefox with Shumway does not play, and with Flash Player disabled, there is no HTML5 version of these players which comes up. Part of this has to do with presenting ads, but the players themselves are based on Flash Player.

      I don’t see this issue going away soon. TV executives seem to be rather tech-challenged.

    • #50884


    • #50885

      @RC –

      Yep. At least Netflix got rid of Silverlight. They’re only going to get the message when people stop paying.

    • #50886

      I have Flash blocked in Win 7 and XP. When I need it, I click to allow.
      Would you recommend letting Adobe automatically update Flash, or should I keep it at just notify?
      Thanks, Morty

    • #50887


      I’d get Flash updated as frequently as you can. It’s a ticking time bomb.

      Automatically update… that, I don’t know. If it entails enabling Flash, I’d say no.

    Viewing 15 reply threads
    Reply To: Adobe updates

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use all available BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

    Your information: