HT5655: Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on February 4, 2014Learn about Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on February 4, 2014
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 2:49 AM (in response to APPLECHISCO)
It is safe to use Adobe Flash Player.
But keep it updated always. Adobe releases security updates frequently.
System Preferences > Other/ Flash Player > Advanced > Updates > Check Now
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 2:55 AM (in response to APPLECHISCO)
If a security bug is found and becomes known Apple will disable Flash on your system pretty quickly and block it until an updated 'secure' version is released. This isn't a rare occurrence, given Flash's history.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 3:29 AM (in response to APPLECHISCO)
Make sure that you only install Adobe Flash that is downloaded
directly from Adobe. This is the only way to truly guarantee that
it is an Adobe copy and not a malware or trojan carrying copy.
Also, only update either from the Adobe Flash in System Preferences
or download directly from Adobe. If ANY website tells you to download
an update, always check in Sytem Preferences or directly from Adobe
to determine if that is the case. Too many people blindly click yes when
prompted and many end up with various malware on their sytems as
the malicious people make it look very official looking.
As a general rule when using the internet, if you didn't ask for it,
do not accept it!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 5:36 AM (in response to woodmeister50)
Thank you very much for your advice, this general rule you mentioned is indeed one of the most important ones on the internet. I will really take it in account.