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Adobe Update "Nixes" Flash Zero Day


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:38 AM

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/04/adobe-update-nixes-flash-player-zero-day/

 

>>>Adobe Systems Inc. has shipped an emergency security update to fix a critical flaw in its Flash Player software that is currently being exploited in active attacks. The exploits so far appear to target Microsoft Windows users, but updates also are available for Mac and Linux versions of Flash.

The Flash update brings the media player to v. 13.0.0.206 on Windows and Mac systems, and v. 11.2.202.356 for Linux users. To see which version of Flash you have installed, check this link.

**IE10/IE11 and Chrome should auto-update their versions of Flash. If your version of Flash on Chrome (on either Windows, Mac or Linux) is not yet updated, you may just need to close and restart the browser
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**Not if you have "Install new versions automatically" unchecked like I do. I do not EVER let ANYTHING auto-update, YMMV.

 

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:37 AM

[b]I do not EVER let ANYTHING auto-update,

I agree except I do allow my anti-virus to update itself since they release updates several times a day.
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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:37 AM

 

I do not EVER let ANYTHING auto-update,

I agree except I do allow my anti-virus to update itself since they release updates several times a day.

 

I don't even let Avast update itself...I have a simple Avast_Update.cmd file on my desktop that I use to manually update whenever I reboot/periodically during the day if I'm online for x many hours. I realize the same can be accomplished thru Rt-click the tray icon > update def's/prog but find the double cliking the .cmd on my desktop more convenient / visible (I tend to forget things lately lol.)

 

Contents of .CMD:
 

"%programfiles%\AVAST Software\Avast\ashUpd.exe" vps /autoreboot

"%programfiles%\AVAST Software\Avast\ashUpd.exe" program /autoreboot


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:23 AM

Guess I should have been more clear in my comments. I only allow anti-virus database definition updates...never program version updates. In fact, I generally wait a few days after a version release before manually downloading so I have time to investigate for reports of any bugs/quirks.
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:22 AM

Guess I should have been more clear in my comments. I only allow anti-virus database definition updates...never program version updates. In fact, I generally wait a few days after a version release before manually downloading so I have time to investigate for reports of any bugs/quirks.

 

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:46 AM

How to disable auto-update notification in Flash Player
How to disable auto-update notification in Shockwave Player
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:09 AM

 

Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware of the Shockwave Player notification setting, bookmarked. :)

 

FWIW I'll point out that Flash player's auto-update settings can also be accessed thru Control Panel> Flash Player> Advanced



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:15 AM

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