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Snow Leopard Upgraders: Update Your Flash Player

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on September 03, 2009

Another glitch in the upgrade to Snow Leopard has come to light, courtesy of the folks at the security firm Sophos. As explained in a blog post by Sophos’ Graham Cluely, Snow Leopard installs a version of Adobe Flash Player withj known vulnerabilities. The latest Mac version of of the Flash Player is and Snow Leopard leaves you with the vulnerable (You can check the version of Flash installed on your system here.)

Fortunately, the fix is simple: Go the the Flash site and download the latest version.

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Reader Comments


September 3, 2009 11:51 AM

GOOD WORK, Sophos, BW!!! Thanks!!!!


September 3, 2009 12:20 PM

"Another Glitch" ??? More information please. I updated to snow last weekend.


September 3, 2009 12:49 PM

I wonder how many people are still running Flash 9. Flash 10 didn't come out too long ago.


September 3, 2009 02:34 PM

maybe the snow leopard wasn't quite ready to climb down from the icy mountain ranges of central asia and into your apple computer. what will apple name their operating systems when they run out of cats?


September 3, 2009 03:03 PM

Annoyed by constant flashes? Google ClickToFlash, no cost. It was noted in a comment to-day on


September 3, 2009 03:03 PM

Holy Glitch! Batman,
Thanks for the advice, just installed Snow leopard and have solved bluetooth glitch, now this, Now worries mischief managed. Thanks again.


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