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Adobe has released Adobe Flash Player update v. 20.0.0.267 to fix at least 19 security flaws in the program, including one 0-Day bug that is already being actively exploited in attacks. The new Flash Player update is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux users.

The new Adobe Flash update v. 20.0.0.267 includes a fix for a 0-Day vulnerability (CVE-2015-8651), which according to Adobe is being actively used in “limited, targeted attacks.”

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for all platforms. Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.149 security update is released for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.262 for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.37 for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.32 for Android 3.x and 2.x are released. Security update for Windows and Macintosh addressed issues which are rated critical by Adobe. For all supported platforms, these updates addresses vulnerabilities referred as CVE-2013-0633, CVE-2013-0634 (details later). These vulnerabilities could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected computer system and may cause a crash.

Out of the two vulnerabilities discovered in Adobe Flash Player, Adobe reports that CVE-2013-0633 is being exploited in the wild. It is a targeted attack designed to trick a user to open a Microsoft Word document. The document is sent via email and has malicious Flash (SWF) content. It targets the ActiveX version of Flash Player on Windows. Similarly, Adobe reports that CVE-2013-0634 is also being exploited in the wild. The attacks targeting this vulnerability is delivered via malicious Flash (SWF) content hosted on websites that target Flash Player in Firefox or Safari on the Macintosh platform. It can also affect Windows users in similar way as CVE-2013-0633.

Adobe has released Flash Player 11.3.300.262, which officially fixes the issues faced by Mozilla Firefox users.

Adobe Flash Player update that shipped earlier this month caused problems for Firefox users. Most users complained that the update caused Firefox to crash or freeze. Mozilla released an update last week to temporarily fix some issues related to Flash. Mozilla, along with Adobe also offered some troubleshooting tips for affected Firefox users.

Adobe Flash Player 11 and Adobe Air 3 has been released by Adobe software.

Adobe Flash Player 11 features hardware accelerated graphics rendering support through Stage 3D. According the Adobe, the support for hardware accelerated graphics rendering improves the rendering times by a factor of up to a 1000 times over Flash Player 10. The new technology also enables playing high quality games on the Flash platform. To show the new features and capabilities of Flash Player 11, Adobe has published two sample videos.

Last year in August, we reviewed a powerful flash animation software titled “Vectorian Giotto.” Back then it was a premium software worth $89.95. Vectorian Inc., the developers of Vectorian Giotto has announced a great news for all. They have released the new and redesigned version of Vectorian Giotto 3.0 and made it completely free. The developers also said that the new version is exactly 4 and a half times easier to work with the earlier version.

Vectorian Giotto helps create professional quality Flash animations without coding and experience. The application features more than 50 customizable effects that can be applied to both shapes and text. With over a 100 effect presets in store, it can display your flash content in different ways which you can adjust easily. The developer’s website hosts a very handy help manual with many tutorials to guide you through. Although it features full ActionScript 2.0 support, designers won’t need to think about this as the animation is created without any coding required.

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If you are wondering what is the difference between Giotto and Adobe Flash Professional? Here’s what the developers are saying:

Vectorian Giotto is simpler, easier to use and much cheaper alternative software to Adobe Flash. Both applications use similar approach (with Giotto being easier to use) to produce SWF (“Small Web Format” or “Shockwave Flash”) files that can be embedded into websites to enrich them with animation and/or interactivity.

Using the free flash creator software you can create from simplest to complex vector illustrations, apply effects to them (blur, shadow, glow) and then animate them. You can create Movie Clips and Buttons, store them in the library and use them later. You can easily work with text elements and adjust things such as kerning and alignment. The animation can be executed using motion, shape tweens. Sounds can be included in your creations to make more advanced animations.

The built-in editor of the application’s color palettes is very intuitive. The editor uses special algorithms build upon human perception of colors instead of the old school mathematical models.

To conclude, Vectorian Giotto 3.0 is certainly a very remarkable tool for designers who don’t want to code but instead concentrate on their designing, plus the application is completely freeware for all. You can download Vectorian Giotto 3.0 freeware from the official webpage.

Vectorian Giotto is a Flash creator application using which you can easily create professional Flash animations even if you are not a Flash professional. Vectorian Giotto’s powerful yet very simple user interface, requires only designing your Flash animation using the tools and pre-defined controls provided by it, without even writing a single line of code. It will allow you to quickly and easily create professional Flash animations for websites and other projects.

Before using Vectorian Giotto, creating Flash animations was not my cup of tea. I had no experience whatsoever with Flash animation or graphics tools before. But, with the easy-to-use interface, powerful drawing tools, shape morphing, stunning built-in effects, sound and scripting support, a beginner like me will find it very easy to make incredible, professional-looking movies, while for any expert designer, they can do much more in less time. And if you are short of creativity, you can use any of the pre-installed templates and simply change the text and graphics in it to have a polished flash banners.

After Google decided to integrate Adobe Flash in Chrome web browser, a lot of My Technology Guide (MTG) readers were asking this question. Everyone wanted to know how they can completely disable flash in Chrome. After a few tinkering with Google Chrome, we finally found the answer. The answer was hidden in Google Chrome’s internal plug-ins page (not the extension manager page). Here’s how you can quickly disable Adobe Flash plugin in Google Chrome web browser.

Few days back, we shared with you a portable Windows application, “Flash Cookie Cleaner” to clean Flash Cookies. Today, we are going to share a how to which deals with cleaning up of flash cookies on Mac OS X. We will show you a manual cleanup process, and how to clean using “Flush.app” and KFC (Kill Flash Cookies).

Update: This article was first published on March 25, 2010. It has been edited with additional information on September 30, 2012.

We described in our previous article what these Flash Cookies really are. For those who are still ignorant about Flash cookies or super cookies, which is called Local Shared Objects (LSO), they work in a similar way as any regular browser cookies but are stored outside the purview of your browser. More details after the break.