The latest version of Flash Player, Version 9, is available for Windows (98 and newer), Linux (x86-32 only), Solaris and Mac OS X. Version 7 is the most recent official version currently available for the Linux/ARM-based Nokia 770/N800 Internet Tablets, classic Mac OS, Pocket PC and Windows 95/NT. HP offers Version 6 of the player for HP-UX. Other versions of the player have been available at some point for OS/2, Symbian OS, Palm OS, BeOS and IRIX. The Kodak Easyshare One includes Flash Player. The Flash Player SDK was used to develop its on-screen menus, which are rendered and displayed using the included Flash Player. Among other devices, LeapFrog Enterprises provides Flash Player with their Leapster Multimedia Learning System and extended the Flash Player with touch-screen support. Sony has integrated Flash Player 6 into the Playstation Portable's web browser via firmware version 2.70. Nintendo has integrated Flash Player 7 in the Internet Channel on the Wii.
On September 15, Adobe by way of Lee Brimelow's "The Flash Blog" announced the release of a public beta preview, native 64-bit Flash Player code-named "Square" for all major platforms and browsers. Previously no x86-64 editions of the Flash player were available for any platform , due to the complexity of porting the x86-32-specific garbage collector and just-in-time compilation engine  to native 64-bit (platform specific) code. Adobe engineers in 2006 had already stated that 64-bit editions for all supported platforms, including Linux, were in development . Adobe however, had been developing a x64 edition of the Flash Player since 2005. While the new beta version on labs support 64-bit natively, it's still a long way from finished, to that end, Adobe as of yet have not stated if and when a stable, final release will be given.
The new version includes a few other bug fixes as well, including a fix for a streaming content security issue and a "black triangles" issue with full-screen video on ATI video cards. The full details of the update can be found in the release notes, or you can just download the latest version so you can continue to "flash on" (whatever that means).
Adobe Flash contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to run code on a system that has a vulnerable version of the Flash player installed. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited.
This issue has been addressed in the most recent version (22.214.171.124) of Adobe Flash. Microsoft Windows users should browse to the Adobe Flash Player Support Center downloads and install the most recent version of Flash site using Internet Explorer, then repeat the process for all other installed browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc). Systems that are not running Windows should be updated by going to the Adobe Flash Player Support Center downloads and installing the most recent version of Flash with all each web browser on the system.Users who rely their operating system vendor to provide a packaged version of Adobe Flash should confirm that they have the most recent version.The Adobe About Flash page can determine what version of Flash a web browser is using,
A recent vulnerability has been discovered in popular web-content delivery program Adobe Flash, and it could potentially be used to target World of Warcraft players and accounts. The newest available version of Adobe Flash, version 126.96.36.199, does not contain this vulnerability, and we recommend that everyone upgrade their Flash player as soon as possible by visiting the Adobe.com download page at the link below.
Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 Allows you to play multimedia. Note: if you are upgrading to the 9.0 version, you may need to uninstall your earlier version of Flash Player in order for the upgrade to work properly. You can download an uninstaller program from the Adobe Flash Player site. Once you have completely uninstalled your existing version, just install the new version. Again, I recommend that you un-check the button that automatically installs the Google toolbar when you install Flash Player.
Currently we are not aware of any compromises to the Academy site, but it does contains a number of Flash applications including the Cyberpedia, Tip of the Day, and the games on the Fun Stuff page. To protect your computer from any potential attacks or malicious Flash applications, we recommend that you upgrade your Flash player 9 to the newest version (184.108.40.206) immediately. Remember to upgrade your Flash player for every browser you have on your computer too.To find out what version you are using, visit About Adobe Flash Player. To download and install the latest version, visit Adobe Flash Player Download Center. posted by Scouttopic: Cyber Defense ThreatsMay 12 2008Cyber Defense Threats: WormA Worm is a nasty type of destructive malware that can get into computers or networks and cause harm by deleting, modifying, or distributing the data. Like viruses, worms can copy themselves. Unlike viruses, they do not need the help of a host file or program to spread throughout a computer or network. Worms usually do the most damage to networks, but viruses tend to corrupt or modify files on a computer. In order to spread, worms will exploit software vulnerabilities or poorly designed features such as automatic file sending and receiving. They can replicate and spread very quickly and can slow down networks, delete files, or send infected files through email. Worms can also be used to send spam or to launch Denial of Service attacks.Refer to Cyber Defense Tip "Defending your computer against malware" for what you can do to protect your computer from worms.