Time to update Flash

If you’ve not already updated your version of Flash player then now’s a good time to do it. After years of getting away with being a very secure system, Flash Player 7 has had a vulnerability revealed ‘that could allow the execution of arbitrary code’, in other words it could allow a website to install nasty stuff on your machine.

It works by creating a specifically broken form of a .swf file that permits code to be run that wouldn’t normally be permitted by the Flash Player. Flash Player 7 has been around for a few years now, so it’s a good sign for its security that it’s taken this long to come to light, but now is a good time to upgrade to Flash Player 8.

It’s free and easy to do, just follow the instructions here.

You can find out more about the vulnerability here.

Upgrading also means that you can play the latest Flash content, which has some very cool graphical effects, and other cool stuff that animators love.

2 thoughts on “Time to update Flash”

  1. That’s the one that we needed for the dolphin products animation, right?

  2. Yep, that’s the one. I’m writing this in case people haven’t watched that animation.

    Some people seem to have encountered a few problems with the new version (which I’m sure will smooth out over time) so I published the Halloween animation for Flash Player 6, but I intend to use Flash Player 8 again in the future so I hope more people will have it installed already next time!

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