Apple Ships Older Version Of Flash with Mac OS X 10.6.4

Looks like the Apple and Flash saga will never end. The latest update Mac OS X 10.6.4 contained a Flash version which was released in February 2010.

If you might have read 6 reasons why Steve Jobs did not like Flash on the iPhone platform, you might have gauged how much he hates Flash, but here is a new twist to the entire thing that happened with the Mac OS X 10.6.4 update.

Mind you before I say anything Steve Jobs does not hate Adobe, he just hates Flash, and according to a Computer World report this truth just got some more teeth.

The report says that the latest Mac OS X 10.6.4 update was shipped with a Flash update which was released in February. Now, don’t get me wrong but if you use an older version of Flash, you are very vulnerable to exploits. This is not because of the fact that Flash is vulnerable, this is because it is far more popular just like Windows and unlike Mac and gets hacked more often.

Adobe’s security director also tweeted about the fact that Mac OS X 10.6.4 shipped with an older version saying: "10.6.4 update for Mac OS X includes Flash Player, but not the latest version"

Now the question is whether Apple purposely shipped an unsecure version of Flash to it’s users to have their loyal users abandon Flash, or was this just not in the secret vision of Steve Jobs?

Rest aside, if you updated to Mac OS X 10.6.4 you are highly urged to update to the download the latest version of Flash, which you can download from here

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