Apple announced today that they have updated Safari’s web plug-in that blocks older versions of Adobe Flash Player.
The update comes after Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft experienced a slew of malicious attacks on their computers via a Java exploit. Blocking the Adobe Flasher Player plugin should protect users from vulnerabilities.
The Next Web reports that the update is automatic and affects the Adobe Flash Player plug-in system wide by using Apple’s Xprotect file update. By using the Xprotect file, Apple is abile to block a list of banned plugins that include older versions Flash and Java.
“To help protect users from a recent vulnerability, Apple has updated the web plug-in-blocking mechanism to disable older versions of the web plug-in: Adobe Flash Player:
To update your OS X machine to the latest version of Flash, Apple recommends you follow this guide.