Earlier this week RIM released Tablet OS version 126.96.36.1994 for the BlackBerry PlayBook. This version of the Tablet OS included a few new features and enhancements but might have also included an Adobe Flash Player vulnerability. While it hasn’t been confirmed that the PlayBook tablet was affected by this vulnerability, RIM today pushed out version 188.8.131.522 which contains a fix for the Flash Player issue:
Earlier this week, Adobe® issued an update for Adobe® Flash® Player, which addresses an issue that affects all systems running Flash.
As such, a new version (version 184.108.40.2062) of the BlackBerry Tablet OS will soon be available to all BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet users, which contains an updated version of Adobe Flash Player within it. This free update can be downloaded over-the-air from your BlackBerry PlayBook.
While there are no known reports of any BlackBerry PlayBook users being affected by the Adobe Flash issue, we encourage all BlackBerry PlayBook users to update to this newest version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS.
Keep in mind this vulnerability affects all platforms running Adobe Flash Player, not just the BlackBerry PlayBook. For more info on this issue you can read more on the Adobe website here. If you’re not sure how to update your PlayBook’s Tablet OS check out our video guide and be sure to let me know how the new version runs for you in the comments!
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