Adobe Releases Patch To Flash

Last week I wrote about a security flaw in the Flash player app that runs on Android. The flaw is pretty bad because if it is exploited it could allow someone to remotely control the device. Yesterday Adobe released an update to Flash that fixes the flaw and it is available in the Android Market. Your phone should have automatically notified you that an update is available, and in fact I recommend that you configure Flash to allow for automatic updating as is shown in a screen shot at Android Central.

According to AppBrain, the new version of the Flash client is 10.1.95.1. To determine which version of Flash is installed on your phone open the application manager by tapping Menu, Settings, Applications, Manage Applications, Flash. You should see the currently installed version of Flash at the top of the screen. If you need to manually force a download of Flash open the Android Market, go into Downloads, and you should see Flash listed at the top of the screen as one of the apps that needs to be updated.