Adobe updates Flash player for Mac

Adobe has released a critical update to its Flash Player software (the browser plugin) that fixes critical security flaws and gives users a better way of controlling whether they are being tracked on the Web.

The Flash Player 10.3 update, released May 12, lets users manage Flash cookies using their browser’s privacy settings or through a new, native OS control panel.

And at long last, Mac OS users will finally get automatic software update notifications. It has been a disgrace that it took so long for Adobe to provide this, but we’re grateful nonetheless.

Because of this missing update notice functionality, I just found out about it today, May 18.

You can check which version of Flash Player you have installed at Adobe’s site.

Annoyingly, the control panel does not use Sparkle to check for updates, but launches a new browser window.

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