The most recent versions of Flash are available from the Adobe download center, but beware potentially unwanted add-ons, like Mc Afee Security Scan).
To avoid this, uncheck the pre-checked box before downloading, or grab your OS-specific Flash download from here.
If you’ve been considering the switch for a while, take a few distributions for a spin using one of dozens of flavors of Linux available via Live CD. This link will tell you which version of Flash your browser has installed.
IE10 and Chrome should auto-update their versions of Flash.
Android uses the Java Development Kit (JDK) to integrate with the Android SDK for building Android apps and running the Android designer.
The latest versions of the Android SDK (API 24 and higher) require JDK 8 (1.8).
Also, Microsoft took this opportunity to remind Windows XP users that the company will no longer be supporting Windows XP after April 2014 (guess I will have to retire the above broken Windows graphic as well).
At the command prompt, type “java -version” (again, no quotes). This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at pm and is filed under Latest Warnings, Time to Patch.
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All of the vulnerabilities that Microsoft fixed this month earned “important” ratings; not quite as dire as those labeled “critical,” which involve flaws so dangerous that they can be exploited by bad guys or malware to break into systems with no user interaction.
Nevertheless, flaws marked “important” can be quite dangerous, particularly when used in tandem with other attack techniques.