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  • Adobe Updates Flash Player Closing Out Recently Discovered Security Vulnerabilities


    Adobe recently updated Flash Player to fix several security vulnerabilities including one in the hands of Hacking Team, a company that sold several snooping tools and services to government agencies around the world. The flaw was originally uncovered several days ago by Brian Krebs, a security researcher who found a related document in data published by a separate group of hackers that recently broke into Hacking Teamís systems. Adobe issued a security bulletin promising to close the hole the next day.

    When the vulnerability was first revealed, Adobe ended up claiming that people didnítí need to worry as no active use of the exploit had been discovered. Users who are on a Mac, Windows, or Linux system could potentially be at risk if left unpatched though so it is best to update as soon as possible.

    For its part, Apple and many other tech companies have slowly distanced themselves from Flash, mainly because of the rise of mobile devices but also because of various security threats which appear from time to time. Flash and Java are two of the most popular vectors for exploits for those of you who didnít know. As a result, Flash hasnít been pre-installed on Macs since late 2010 and many websites such as YouTube, have dropped Flash from their primary interfaces and video players.

    If you havenít already, we recommend updating to the newest version of Flash, which is identified as 18.0.0.203.

    Source: Adobe, KrebsonSecurity, TechCrunch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Adobe Updates Flash Player Closing Out Recently Discovered Security Vulnerabilities started by Akshay Masand View original post