What is the recommended action in response to the Safety Advisory 04/06/10 to Adobe for Flash Player?

Adobe Security Advisory: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-01.html

"Is a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems... »

The addon Flashblock 1.5.13 is able to prevent this vulnerability? I am hesitant to install it because of recent poor user reviews.

Any suggestions or advice are appreciated. Thank you.

Hi, Bill.
Flashblock will block the market Flash objects unless you explicitly allow them. I used to use Flashblock, but I do not have for some time. So, Yes, it will do the job. I only see a bad double-posted review for Flashblock. The average rating is always 5 stars.

Instead, I use NoScript, which blocks all scripts on the page Flash and other plugins unless expressly authorized by you. It may be a stretch to deal with this vulnerability.

You can disable the Flash plugin until you are sure that you are on a secure site, it needs, such as YouTube, in tools-> Modules-> Plugins.

You can also try the pre-release version of Flash 10.1, which, according to Adobe, seems not to be vulnerable. Make sure you follow the instructions to uninstall any old version of Flash before installing 10.1. I used it without a problem for a while.

You can be very well as long as you avoid unknown sites. Once there is a malicious site, Firefox blocks with built in site and phishing site protection against attacks.

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