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rongtw
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new flash player exploit

Sad Sad http://www.kitguru.net/gaming/security-software/jon-martindale/another-exploit-found-in-latest-versi...
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jockwav
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Re: new flash player exploit

What,s the answer,i use internet radio as our location is very bad for a normal radio reception.
Some times i get a message saying plugin stopped responding,is this to do with flash player?.
Am i right in thinking we need flash to run some things on the pc. Smiley Huh
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Re: new flash player exploit

I took delivery of 3 Microsoft updates last night/this morning including....
Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3099406)

Customer and Forum Moderator.

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Re: new flash player exploit

Flash is everywhere on-line. I have mine set to ask to activate and almost every page I visit including my bank accounts want the old flash plugin activated.
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rongtw
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Re: new flash player exploit

Some may have noticed that BBC iplayer has now a HTML5 player so you dont need Flash  Wink
http://www.bbc.co.uk/html5
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jockwav
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Re: new flash player exploit

Is there any way to stop it the plugin from crashing.
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Re: new flash player exploit

Quote from: rongtw
Some may have noticed that BBC iplayer has now a HTML5 player so you dont need Flash  Wink
http://www.bbc.co.uk/html5

I haven't - iPlayer just shows a black screen on Firefox 41 - other places will play HTML5 - but not the BBC.

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Re: new flash player exploit

It's a beta, and did you bother to read the linked page?
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Due to limitations in browser and device technology, there are some places where we know the beta won't work. In these cases, this page does not allow you to opt-in to the beta. We're currently aware of issues preventing us from supporting:
Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 or below
Safari on Mac OS X
Opera on Mac OS X 10.8 or older
Firefox on Linux or other UNIX-based operating systems
Windows Phone 8.1 or below
Android 4.3 or older
VileReynard
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Re: new flash player exploit

I misread that page.
Normal people list the places their beta will work - not the places it won't work.
Anyway I normally download the programme with get_iplayer & play the MP4 file back.
iPlayer suffers from speed problems when it is streamed and occasionally I might want to preserve the programme on my PC.

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Re: new flash player exploit

I wonder if this is a problem for people who are running 64-bit Firefox Beta.
Adobe introduced their own sandbox for Flash a few years ago, but yet we still get exploits which can take over a PC. The 64-bit builds of Firefox (which are available if explicitely choose to download that version of Firefox Beta) have their own plugin sandbox, which replaces the need to use Adobe's. I'd probably trust Mozilla more than I do Adobe.
I've been running Firefox Beta 64-bit for months, on my home and work machines, and it's been flawless. The only downside is the more frequent updates, via the clunky Mozilla update (compared to the seamless Chrome), but everything has been rock solid. In fact, Flash no longer freezes, as it was doing constantly under 32-bit with Adobe's protected mode.
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Re: new flash player exploit

Adobe Flash update installed about 2 hours ago...  Smiley