BlackBerry Tablet OS update to address Flash flaw

BlackBerry will soon release a new version of its BlackBerry Tablet operating system to deal with a security issue relating to the Adobe Flash Player, Network World reports.

Last week, Adobe issued an update for the player to address a vulnerability with its cross-site scripting. The vulnerability could potentially have exposed BlackBerry PlayBook users to malicious websites, parent company Research in Motion said on a user support page.

The updated OS will be activated on all new BlackBerry PlayBooks purchased after June 12. Current users will receive a software update notification, or they can search for the updated version of the OS manually.

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Reader Comments

Wed, Jul 6, 2011 femtas

Apple is being stubborn in adopting Flash on iPads. This keeps myself and many others from adopting their technology that, BTW, is flawed with security issue on its own.

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 bruce

Apple made the right move by not endorsing Flash on their mobile products. It clearly introduced at least one more "potential" Security risk.

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