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Adobe issues security warning about Flash Player 10.3

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Adobe issues security warning about Flash Player 10.3
According to Adobe, those using Flash Player 10.3 on their phones need to make sure that they have downloaded the latest version of the application. Because the security of the program has been compromised, make sure that version 10.3.185.23 is on your handset and if not, head over to the Android Market and install it. The software developer is saying that if you visit a malicious web site, you could receive emails designed to trick you into clicking on a "malicious link". 

We can imagine Apple CEO Steve Jobs leaning back in his office chair with a self satisfied look on his face. Nonetheless, once the latest version of Adobe Flash Player 10.3 is installed on your Android phone, your device is safe-for the time being. Back in April, we reported that a similar security problem was found in Adobe Flash Player 10.2, and with the app's widespread use on Android devices and its vulnerability to being hacked, this might not be the end of the problem.

source: electronista

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posted on 08 Jun 2011, 10:24 5

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7119; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, since I'm pretty diligent about updating my apps, and I'm NOT A FUCKING MORON when it comes to what sites I visit and what links I click, I'm golden.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 11:29 4

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Exactly you have to be a total moron to get a virus or whatever. If you just take your time & think for a second then a lot of problems will be avoided. JUST DON'T OPEN ANYTHING THAT IS NOT REPUTABLE! Common sense, not rocket science! I just can't wait for the inevitable "it doesn't happen to my OS" BS that will shortly follow! lol

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 13:20 5

16. SomeGuy (unregistered)


You're ok, because your know about stuff like that. But these "morons" you talk about are probably actually regular people (and 80% of phone users) who don't constantly update their applications. You should know, you work in phone sales the same as me. It's amazing how few people really know about their smart phones. We're not all as smart as you Sniggly.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 14:55 2

27. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes but you also have to be responsible. We live in a world of computers. These phones are computers. You have a responsibility to protect yourself from malware. Just like you look both ways before you cross a street the same care should be applied to the computer or smartphone. It's not about being smart or a moron, it's about having common sense. Most people who own a smartphone, own a computer. If you take steps to protect yourself from computer malware then do the same for your smartphone! It's a logical inference!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 14:57 2

28. SomeGuy (unregistered)


I understand what you are saying... However, people don't take steps to protect themselves on computers either.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 15:28 1

31. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok yes but living in the world we live in is it fair to call them morons for not taking the steps to protect themselves? Would it be stupid to have sex with a stranger without a condom? Some people do. Are they morons? I think it's totally fair to call those people morons because they are not taking the crucial steps to protect themselves. I mean I don't know what else to say!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 17:18 1

41. SomeGuy (unregistered)


Sex and computers are a little different. Well, for me anyways. Not sure where you are coming from.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 21:13

45. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


LMAO!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 22:51

46. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Androidevo owned lol

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 09:23 1

50. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes taco50 I was owned. Sure! lol

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 09:22 1

49. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I guess my analogy didn't go smoothly. I am sorry. lol But the point is that if you have a computer or a smartphone, THEN you know about malware. If you FAIL to protect yourself then you are a MORON. Plain & simple. How can you own a computer or smartphone & not be aware of malware. That would truly be moronic!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 14:23 1

22. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I guess if other users aren't as diligent or as paranoid or as golden as you, they're screwed, lol. Planet Earth is just all about you sniggly :)

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 14:30

25. Sniggly (Posts: 7119; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Finally you get the idea, Gemini. :)

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 11:18 2

4. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


No matter what phone OS you use if your a porn addict you gonna get a virus

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 13:37 2

17. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


*except iOS and webOS and winpho7....

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 11:59 3

6. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Wow, this is like the third one in the past month ahahahaahahaha, Sniggly, come on man, youre gonna tell me you check every app on your phone every single day to see if theres an update?? this is ridiculous and just proves Jobs' view on Flash, if you dont wanna admit it, thats a different topic...

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 12:18 3

8. Sniggly (Posts: 7119; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Actually, all I need to do is pop into Android Market, look at My Apps, and it tells me what needs updating automatically. And if there are multiple updates, I can just hit "update all." It's so easy that checking for updates every day is no hassle at all. So yes, I do.

I can live with the potential security risk, because 1) I've never had a security issue, and 2) the phone works great otherwise.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 12:08 3

7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Each day HTML5 is growing and Flash starting to disappear. Im having second thoughts about the iphone now.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 12:28 2

9. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


The more a technology grows and is used world wide, there will be more and more risks for viruses or malware out there for it no matter what!!
.. Im just glad Flash is able to keep up whith its security and people need to stop flashing porn in untrusted sites!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 12:37 2

10. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


dude youre like the number 1 porn user I personally know lmao so come on you know there is a big risk, personally, I'm happy iOS doesnt support Flash at the moment, maybe if it becomes a good software to use in the future, then I'd ask for it to be integrated, in the meantime, I'd rather keep HTML5'ing it lol

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 13:01 3

13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes your HTML5'ing it with the exception of 70% of all the websites that are running Flash. HTML5 has a long WAY to go! Just so you know that 30% is not all HTML5 so the number is even smaller! So have fun surfing the VERY limited World Wide Web. Wow that sounds a little boring no video just pure text all the time!
Here is an old article foreshadowing Flash’s intent:http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_27 /b4185028636078.htm.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 22:57

47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/01/mefeedia-63-perce nt-video-html5/


In March 63% of video was available in flash. That's almost the complete opposite of your statement. By now it's probably creeping on 70%.

Do androids just make stuff up to support their arguments?


I'm not anti flash by the way.

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 09:27 1

51. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


taco50, Thank you for agreeing with me. That's exactly what I am saying. About 70% of all videos in the World Wide Web run Flash. Thank you, I just don't need you to make my point for me. Hey but thanks anyway. You are a good guy!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 13:03 3

14. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


ISheep didnt you catch it!! untrusted sites lol
.. Flash is a really good software thats why its used world wide, yea and you bieng an isheep i understand your satified with the technology that has not improved in the last 3 years, well untill papa steve tells you otherwise

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 13:55 1

19. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Yeah has been, but it's not the future, you guys will see and think back to these articles and discussions, anyway, you guys talking smack about not being able to do this or that, you miss the point, its a phone, A PHONE, not a video game console, not a camera, not anything else, if I wanted to haul stuff I wouldnt buy a Chevy Avalanche, I'd buy a Silverado, you guys are tards for talking about how you cant watch this video or that, its funny cuz every single video I have ever tried to play, actually plays, plus if youre so concerned about Flash you can always download Skyfire, but guess what I dont cuz I dont need it...


Hey SuperFagdroid, would you please be so kind as to tell this douche, Galaxy-S, that iSheep is a term you guys made for all Apple fans, for some reason he thinks thats my name or something lol

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 14:28

23. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Yea im going to see and think on the articles when i see IOS behind windows OS and Android and laugh,,, Yea you are right a phone should be used as just a phone to talk with but just but Android is just a better phone!! that simple.. oo and of coarse you can tow with an avalanche idiot why not?/ and why does it have to be a silverado and not a ford?
Like every apple fan, " WEll i dont need it ", thats the best you can say huh

.. well i do kknw one thing , you are the most dedicated Isheep in here so that name def fits you isheep!!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 16:50

39. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


na IDIOT, you can tow shit, but what can you fit on the bed? It defeats the purpose of a truck, its like having a phone with a bunch of apps that get taken down from the market all the time anyways.....oh wait, you do have one hahaha

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 15:20 2

30. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I'll stop talking to you when you get belligerent. There is no need to call me SuperFagdroid. You reduce yourself to iSheep & it's not fun anymore. You're a big boy, you are AppleFanboy the one how calls people names. You can handle yourself right? Is Galaxy-S is getting under your skin? I am going to make this PUBLIC. iSheep are NOT all Apple Fans. Please understand that. You are the poster child of what an iSheep is. Not all Apple Fans are on your level. I like Apple Fans, the iSheep not so much. iSheep are everything you are! So please don't put words in my mouth. Your shepherd Steve Jobs would not approve on how you talk to people! lol Don't make your shepherd Steve Jobs cut your beautiful iSheep wool! lol We can resume talks on the next article. You are officially in timeout! Lol

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 16:11

32. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA youre funny man, and na I told you where I work at lol, Galaxy-S is a co-worker, we just come on here and post crap to pass time, just FYI, you shouldnt take the name calling so seriously dude, its just a fun way to pass time, however, if youre little butt-hole is getting sore from us playing like this, then lmk, I can certainly stop lol

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 16:19

33. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


what a cry baby applefagboy lol

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 16:39 2

37. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know it was a joke. I like battling with you, you always make the time fly. Before you know it's time to go punch out & go home. My job gets done fast, so I can post a responce to you. lol.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 12:48 2

12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Flash is HUGE. It will be like 2019 before HTML5 will be the total standard & even so Flash will never disappear because of the gaming element. Apple didn't want Flash on their iPhone because they would never be able to sell those games from the App Store, when there are thousands of Flash games free on the web. So shepherd Jobs is right about HTML5, but is not to sincere about the true motive of not having Flash. He wants you to buy games instead of playing them for free.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 13:57 1

20. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Post a list of games that you play on your phone that require Flash...

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 15:20 2

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey there are just 2 websites that you can play Flash games on Android phones. They are MochiGames Mobile & Kongregate Games. There are many more, but I don’t want to list them all. Check them out, oh you can’t cause you don’t have Flash!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 16:19

34. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Awwww that sucks for me :( oh wait I have a computer that can use Flash :) my iPhone doesnt have a swiss army knife on the side, but thats koo, cuz if I want a swiss army knife, guess what? I'll buy a goddamn swiss army knife!!! :)

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 16:28 1

36. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


you cant put a swiss knife on the iphones side youll cover up the antenna!!!!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 12:37 1

11. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


P.S. I like this statement: "We can imagine Apple CEO Steve Jobs leaning back in his office chair with a self satisfied look on his face."

:)

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 13:06 2

15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4189; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


P.S. Yes I know YOU like it, you are probably rock hard huh? LMAO
Your shepherd might be "leaning back in his office chair with a self satisfied look on his face."

This comment will be deleted by iPhoneArena.com! lol

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 13:49 1

18. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


LMAO good one SuperFagdroidEvo...

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 14:13 3

21. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Hahahahahahahaha :)

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 14:30 4

24. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Your an Isheep too!

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 14:39 3

26. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And you're a fandroid mongoloid :)

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 16:26 1

35. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


like how you just stick oid after all names lol u dang ifollow :)

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 16:48

38. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


^^^Hey man, if you want, come over to my cubicle, I'll help you out wiff youre grammher lmao

and Evo, haha just checking man, didn't want you getting all butt-hurt on me lol

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 17:11

40. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


i dont want to distract you and your action figures
:)

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 17:42

42. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


?????

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 23:06

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wow that's 3 articles just this week about android security issues. Hope googles steps it up to protect their customers.

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 13:23

52. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


I love how the CEO of Adobe says that Flash is secure and that they fixed the ssue, then a new version is released and guess what? There's security holes in it.

posted on 10 Jun 2011, 08:28

53. sonyfiend (unregistered)


There will ALWAYS be security issues with computers, and now phone vicariously. Welcome to the age of children with too much time/parents money on hand. Seriously, if I catch ahold of a "hacker" I may just have to cave his skull in with a blunt object..

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