Shockwave update adds latest Flash

Adobe finally noticed all the warnings about Shockwave using an old, less-secure version of Flash. The latest new version of Shockwave ( fixes one specific security issue, while also adding support for the latest Flash using a new feature called ‘Flash Asset Xtra’.

The release notes for Shockwave and the corresponding security bulletin have additional details.

If you use a web browser with a Shockwave plugin, you should install Shockwave as soon as possible. You should also configure the plugin to prompt you before displaying any content, as long as your browser supports doing so.

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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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