Adobe fixes Flash Player flaws, plans to drop PowerPC support

Great Offers at MacWarehouse“Adobe has published a new version of Flash Player, updating the software to v10.0.42.34,” MacNN reports.

“The software fixes several security vulnerabilities, including ones related to data injection and integer overflow,” MacNN reports. “Others are connected to crashes, memory corruption and JPEG image parsing.”

MacNN reports, “The company has meanwhile announced that after the release of Flash Player 10.1, it will be ending support for G3-based PowerPC systems, no longer providing any security updates.”

More info in the full article here.


  1. So they will not drop Power PC support altogether, only for the G3 chip that does not have “Altivac”, right? Otherwise, why even mention the G3 specifically. The G4 and G5 should be O.K.
    What I really would like to know is if they are addressing performance issues. Flash by far is the least optimized technology I have ever seen as far as processing. It almost seems that the faster processors get, the lazier developers get.

  2. I’m waiting for the update when they make Flash less necessary by replacing Flash Video on the web with open standard video, and flash animation with HTML5.

    When will that come out?

  3. Oh … so “maybe” my son’s hand-me-down G5s will continue to work? That’s good. Three PowerMacs with five CPUs … they heat his house in the milder months. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />
    Or, he can just tell any site that insists on the latest version to go fsck themselves. It’s not like anything they deliver is something he <u>NEEDS!</u> Wants, maybe. Needs? Hardly.

  4. There are no noticeable performance enhancements in this new version of flash player, as far as I can tell. Can anyone confirm this?

    A five years old Windows laptop is faster than a new dual core MacBook Pro at loading flash on the web, because of how god awful flash player is for mac. Adobe has no excuse, that is simply not acceptable.

  5. What!! they have already dropped support for anyone not using tiger or newer. I hate how a website tells me to upgrade to 10 but there is no upgrade to upgrade too. So if a website requires 10, I am shut out and I tell the website operater so. When did this nonsense of only the latest versions of stuff or no show on websites begin? Just bad business on both adobe and the websites owners. Flash has gotten crummier and crummier as time has gone on. You would think adobe was a windows only developer the way the mac and folks with less then the latest hardware is treated these days.

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