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Adobe Flash updated to fix security issues

Adobe Flash Player for Android has been updated to fix some potential security issues. The update to is recommended, as it addresses a vulnerability where an attacker could crash the application, and gain unwanted control over the system. Don't be alarmed, these issues (like most others) aren't out in the wild and are the result of researchers trying to break things. They find 'em, Adobe fixes 'em.

But do take the time and update.  There's no sense in using a version with known security bugs.  There's a link after the break to the Market where you can find your fix.

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Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • For a discontinued product, this sure gets updated quite frequently...
  • Choose, remove of flash due security issues or fix?
  • Took the words out my mouth
  • They should just give us the option of removing it from our devices... Flash is a resource-hog and security risk regardless, well-and-truly surpassed by HTML5. Hopefully Sony Ericsson will remove it from the firmware when they upgrade their devices to Android 4.x ("Ice Cream Sandwich"), though I'm not going to hold my breath...