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Apple blocks older versions of Flash in Safari
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Mar 1, 2013, 02:04 PM
 
Apple has updated the plugin-blocking component in Safari to prevent earlier versions of Flash from being used, a new support document states. Lion, Mountain Lion, and Snow Leopard users are affected. The update comes in response to recently-discovered vulnerabilities in Flash that have already been patched by Adobe, but which could impact people who don't update on a regular basis.

As a rule, Apple has taken a more aggressive stance on security problems in recent years. Java is no longer included in OS X by default, and since Snow Leopard the OS has included a malware protection component which Apple can update remotely to block new threats. The company has had to take a slower approach with iOS, since fixing any problems with the firmware requires a new point release.
     
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Mar 2, 2013, 04:11 PM
 
This block triggered on my Mountain Lion system, except I'm running the latest non-beta (11.6.602.171) Flash, so there's nothing to update to. I'm not exactly a Flash fan, but it breaks non-HTML5'd YouTube videos, which is kind of annoying. Wonder if ClickToFlash confused it...
     
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Mar 4, 2013, 09:12 AM
 
I understand Apple's philosophy, but I *really* don't need them to be my mommy when it comes to surfing the web.
     
   
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