Macromedia Flash Player Patch
Macromedia, maker of the Macromedia Flash online video/audio player, has issued an update that fixes a rather serious security flaw in its software that could allow hackers to take over your PC through your Web browser.
The vulnerability is present in Macromedia Flash versions 184.108.40.206 and earlier (to find out which version of Flash is installed on your PC -- or if indeed it is installed at all -- check out this link.)
If you have already upgraded to Version 8, you don't have to worry about this. I'm blogging about this flaw because many, many sites - particularly news sites (washingtonpost.com included), prompt you to download and install Flash in order to view certain content.
If you have Flash installed, I'd strongly recommend upgrading. You can get the latest, patched, version of Flash at this link.
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