“Adobe frequently updates its Flash software with security improvements and other changes,” Peter Cohen reports for iMore.Seeing update messages has become routine enough that some malware developers have started using ‘Flash updates’ as a way of infecting your computer.”
“Fortunately, you can make sure you’re installing the real Flash by only downloading from Adobe’s web site,” Cohen reports. “If you’re prompted to install a Flash file from anywhere besides a domain ending in “adobe.com,” close your web browser window immediately.”
Cohen reports, “If you’d like to make sure you’re on top of things yourself, follow these steps to install or update Flash on your Mac safely.”
Full instructions here.
MacDailyNews Take: Never “Update Flash” from anywhere except via Adobe!