Hang on a minute though. Since when has relying on customers of your product to check for exploits been an acceptable solution to preventing exploits of security holes? What ever happened to the idea of fixing the flaw? The flaw is fixed in the latest version of Flash Player 9, but how many people have this? It’s not something I’d given any thought to before, but presumably Adobe have no way of pushing out patches to Flash Player when such flaws occur and so are reduced to the feeble “alternative” of expecting users of the product to simply be vigilant instead.
I don’t care if I’m the only flex developer in the world to use the flashblock plugin on FireFox. This handy plugin blocks flash content by default, requiring the user to explicitly give permission for it to be downloaded and run. If Adobe really do have such weak solutions to security flaws, then quite frankly I think everyone bloody daft if they don’t have flash blocker installed, whether they are a flash/ flex develpoper or not!