Mac users are fortunate because Adobe has released Flash Player updates every now and then. This is despite the critical vulnerabilities that would affect Mac, Linux, Windows and Chrome OS platforms.
With the built-in update mechanism, you can update your current version to the most recent release of Flash Player. If you want to take advantage of this update, make sure that you get it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
You can do this by enabling the option of allowing Adobe to install the updates. Thus, you can automatically receive the update. At the same time, you can update Flash Player to its latest version by tapping About Google Chrome, under the About Google Chrome option from the Tools menu. This will verify if your browser is really up-to-date or needs to be updated.
Security teams from various notable companies, such as Microsoft, Google, and Trend Micro, among others have reported vulnerabilities. Thus, Adobe has released critical security updates that would resolve memory corruption, type confusion, integer overflow, and heap buffer overflow, among others.
Thus, Safari has deactivated Flash by default. This would only be turned on when the user requests of it. Modern Web browsers, including Firefox and Chrome, also used safeguarding methods due to repeated security risks. A number of security updates were already released for Flash Player in the past year.
It can be recalled that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has not approved the use of Adobe Flash Player. Instead, he favored HTML5 open Web standards over Flash. Jobs said that it is among the many reasons why Macs experience crashing problems. Moreover, he opined that Flash was an outdated platform that was only intended for PCs. Thus, it would be incompatible to use Flash with Macs, as it would contradict with its purpose.