Updating adobe flash
First, let's take a look at how you can check whether you're running the latest - and safest - version of Flash.
If you're unsure about what version of Flash you're running, or whether you've got Flash installed at all, head on over to the Adobe help page.
Adobe notes that the vulnerability has been actively exploited on devices running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash Player version 188.8.131.526 and earlier.
Researchers from Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, Google's Project Zero, Microsoft's security team, Fire Eye, and others are credited with discovering the problem.
When Adobe posts an update to Adobe Flash Player, they typically recommend that affected users of any systems that use Adobe Flash apply the update.
Adobe Flash Player is provided as an integral part of the Black Berry Tablet OS installation.
Adobe is urging users to update their Flash Player as quickly as possible.
To do this, right click on Flash content in your browser and select "About Adobe Flash Player" to see which version you're running.
RIM recommends that you apply software updates whenever you see a notification. If you use your Play Book in an enterprise, an administrator can’t disable Adobe Flash Player on your Play Book Content, and set Enable Flash to Off), but be aware that turning off Adobe Flash content in the browser will impact the ability to view content on some web pages, and could result in a diminished browsing experience for you.
If you're using an out-of-date version of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in, you may see the message “Blocked plug-in,” “Flash Security Alert,” or “Flash out-of-date” when attempting to view Flash content in Safari.
Clicking the indicator displays a message that Adobe Flash Player is out of date: To continue viewing Flash content, update to a later version of Adobe Flash Player: If you need to use an older version of Flash Player, you can use Internet plug-in management in Safari to run the plug-in in unsafe mode for websites that you trust.
The Flash plugin automatically updates itself by default.
If Adobe's test page says that Flash is outdated and you don't want to wait for the automatic update, you can update Flash manually by downloading and installing the latest version from Adobe.