Apple is shipping the latest MacBook Air without Flash Player. Most people thought the reason for the change is to save some battery life on MacBook Air. Apple officially advised that “the best way for users to always have the most up to date and secure version is to download it directly from Adobe”. Turns out that the unbundling could be security related.
As noted by Daring Fireball, the latest Mac OS X 10.6.5 released yesterday listed 134 fixes for securities vulnerabilities. 55 of those are for Flash Player alone. That is more than 40%. Apple is sure wise not to be blamed for someone else’s problem.