At some point in March, Adobe released a new version of Shockwave, The release notes are light on details, saying only that the version includes “Deprecation of SHA-1 certificates in the Shockwave installer.”

SHA-1 is no longer considered secure, so this is a security update, and anyone who uses a web browser with Shockwave enabled should install the latest version as soon as possible. Note that the Shockwave plugin sometimes appears in browsers as Shockwave for Director.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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