The latest version of Flash includes a total of 17 critical vulnerabilities.
Since version 11 of Flash Player provides native 64-bit support for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. In addition, the in-house 3D interface Stage3D codenamed “Molehill” (Molehill) was integrated.Stage3D enables hardware accelerated 3D display in Flash and Adobe Air. It provides a set of low-level 3D APIs based shaders ready can be programmed. Additionally features like z-buffering, stencil color buffer, fragment and vertex shaders and cube textures can be realized. “Stage3D APIs allow developers to use the GPU effectively, where it is possible,” promises Adobe.
On Windows, it resorted to DirectX 9, Mac OS and Linux on OpenGL 1.3. On mobile platforms OpenGL ES 2.0 is used. Apparatus for which graphics chip is not supported, the Flash Player uses a software rasterizer called SwiftShader, a licensed from TransGaming Technology. Later is a version appear for production environments, supports Stage3D for mobile platforms – namely Android, iOS and BlackBerry Tablet OS.
Other new features of Flash Player is an audio encoder (G.711) for Internet telephony, along with a video encoder (H.264 / AVC) for video chat. In addition, the Flash Player 11 Socket Progress Events for file sharing solutions via FTP dominated. Details lists Adobe as usual in the release notes.
Whether the installation of the Flash Player has worked, can be at the following link check. If, during the installation problems, can help a complete uninstall. This is with the Adobe tool Flash Player Uninstaller possible.
Note: The Download leads to the Adobe site. Then an installer is downloaded, which performs the actual download of the program data. Those who prefer wishes an offline installation, is better served by following downloads:
- Adobe Flash Player 20.0 for Firefox (NPAPI) (Windows)
- Adobe Flash Player 20.0 for Chrome, Opera, (PPAPI) (Windows)
- Adobe Flash Player 20.0 for Internet Explorer (Windows)
- Adobe Flash Player 20.0 (Mac OS) for Chrome-based browser (PPAPI)
- Adobe Flash Player 20.0 (Mac OS) for Firefox and Safari-based browser (MPAPI)
- Adobe Flash Player 11.2 for Linux
Under http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ obtained information about the currently used version.
In Forum the Adobe community the changes in the current beta version of Flash Player can be viewed.