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There is a nasty Flash vulnerability that Adobe rushed out a patch for. You should update Flash immediately.
Zero-day Flash bug under active attack in Windows threatens OS X, Linux too | Ars Technica

Uninstall the copy of Flash that you have installed with this uninstaller (Adobe recommends doing this first):
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get...player_osx.dmg
or
http://is.gd/lrnKUG

Then download the latest version of Flash directly from Adobe, and install it:
Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player

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Done.

Note - clicking on Randy's uninstall link downloads the uninstaller - check your downloads folder - don't be surprised by the blank page that loads.

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I saw it earlier but forgot so thanks Randy as always!!
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Done. Got to do it on my other Macs and my W7 gaming PC.
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Note that this effects Windows users also.
U.S. Tells Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer For Now : The Two-Way : NPR

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Nice one, and thanks for the heads up Randy. . .

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Got it. Note.... you'll now have both the Adobe Flash Installer and Uninstaller sitting in your Applications folder. In addition you should also have an Adobe Flash Icon in System Preferences. Clicking on it will show you which version you have.
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One thing Randy. Flash wants to change System Preferences settings from "Notify me to Install Updates" to "Allow Adobe to Install Updates". With their record pretty dangerous!

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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It doesn't matter Harry. It tells you either way that it has an update to install, besides, it can't install any update without you first supplying your admin password.
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Randy, I saw the IE warning also but that does not affect me on the PC as I never use IE! Grin

Again a big Thanks to Randy for the alert!
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Done it last night, thanks Randy.

chscag, I always had the Flash icon in System Preferences, as I remember setting Storage | Camera and Mic | Playback - all to block any site from using this facilities, long time ago (as in Snow Leopard)...

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Yes it does Charlie. It changes that setting to allow Adobe to update unless you uncheck that box manually prior to running the Installer.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Gave me an excuse at work - the boss has maintained that we keep IE the default browser - it's not touched on any of the 3 computers I have control over, but it's still the default. On top of uninstalling/reinstalling flash, went around today and installed FF or Chrome on all the rest of them and told everyone not to use IE.

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