Flash Player Update Adds GPU Support, Security Fixes

Adobe released Flash Player on Tuesday, bringing H.264 GPU-based decoding to Mac OS X 10.6.3. The update also patches several potentially critical security flaws.

To take advantage of the GPU hardware decoding for H.264 HD content, users need Mac OS X 10.6.3 and an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M or GeForce GT 330M video card.

The included security patches address issues that could lead to application crashes or could potentially let an attacker take control of your operating system. Adobe is calling the security issues critical and suggests all users update their copy of Flash Player 10 immediately.

The update is free and available at the Adobe Support Web site.