September 14, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Android has been greatly enhanced by Flash, but the old devil that affects Flash on the desktop – security vulnerabilities that open it up to attacks – has made its way to Android.
Adobe has issued a security advisory to users of Flash Player 10.1.82.76 for desktop and 10.1.92.10 for Android. In those versions of Flash is a vulnerability that allows people with ill intentions to crash or take control of the device. Adobe says that it’s working on a fix that will be delivered beginning September 27, 2010.
Flash was welcome on Android, but a “critical” security threat is a disappointing reminder that it is not a headache-free enhancement. Until the fix has been remedied, be mindful of what Flash-enabled websites you visit. Adobe doesn’t explicity say if previous versions of Flash for Android are also at risk, but users can see if they are running 10.1.92.10, which is at risk, by taking the following steps.
Press Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All > Adobe Flash Player 10.1