Adobe warns of Flash 10.1 security flaw and promises fix

A security flaw in Adobe Flash 10.1 is affecting both desktop (10.1.82.76) and Android (10.1.92.10) versions. As the official advisory doesn’t explicitly state that earlier versions are ok, users should be wary of the sites they visit, and maybe just disable Flash until a fix arrives. Odds are, with the way Flash performs on Android, you won’t miss it all that much.

The critical-rated threat leaves the host device vulnerable to crashes and remote control initiated by hackers.

While we can expect few incidents (Froyo users are still in the minority, and Flash is something you have to manually grab from the market), this shows that the presence of Flash on a platform is not without drawbacks. It’s worth asking if the format brings with it too many complications for a mobile environment.

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