Stop shockwave from updating

Because Flash is installed on nearly every computer and in almost every browser, it's become a tempting entryway for hackers looking to attack computers.

If hackers find a weakness in Flash that lets them break into computers, they can attack hundreds of millions of computers before Adobe releases a fix. Getting hacked through Flash can be as easy as just visiting a site running malicious Flash code.

Thus removing Flash is a real solution for many people, and should probably be considered Flash Player is dead. - i've done the mozilla check and also looked at adobe and both tell me i'm using the most recent version! after few days and plenty of different attemps from reading various forum posts - this works for me.

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Critical flaw: Leaked documents recently revealed the program has a serious vulnerability that lets hackers take over anyone's computer.

in your Firefox address bar, and search for flash player. Does it say "You have version 11,2,202,424 installed" or "11,2,202,425"? For some reason Firefox seems to mis-detect what version is installed.

Go to Adobe's flash version tester (clicking "Activate Adobe Flash"), and look at what version it says you have.

To make a long story short: If you open in firefox "tools" - "add-ons" - "plugins" respectively look at the mozilla check and you've got version 11,2,202,425 (notice the commas! and if your version is (same version, just with dots at the numbering) everything is fine. ;-) I typed in the terminal the above string, 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y flashplugin-installer'. I got 'flashplugin-installer_11.2.202.491ubuntu0.14.04.1_amd64.deb‌​' installed. The best solution to the problem of a vulnerable, out-of-date Flash installation--or even an up-to-date one that works poorly--may be to uninstall Flash entirely. It introduces some scary security and privacy issues by way of Flash cookies. The trick is to switch Firefox from using it's Flash Player to Pepper Flash Player from Google Chrome.

Often it is not needed, as HTML5 has largely taken over. This is not Ubuntu only problem, cause the same message appears in FF on Mageia and open SUSE, The solution is simple install a plugin for Pepper Flash for Firefox, SUSE team delivered a plugin last week, as soon as problem arised, so that on open SUSES flash is 16.0 like in Chrome I hope there is a PPA for Ubuntu the latest 11.2 flash is really outdated(vulnerable), changing version with apt-get wouldn't solve the problem ok... but i think it's a wrong check because you are still using flash 11.2 (on behalf of adobe no longer releases new versions for linux)!

"But Kim," I hear you say, "I only visit legitimate mainstream sites." Even if you are careful about which websites you visit, hackers can be pretty tricky.

Chromium Chrome Firefox Community Q&A Need to update your Flash player in Linux Mint?

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash), refers to the Flash Player and browser plugin needed to handle SWF videos, web page animations and interactive content.

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