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Surprise: Adobe has released a 23-patch package for your Flash protection


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 01:21 PM

GET YOUR UPDATE HAT ON, Adobe has released a Flash patch package that really deserves your attention.

This is the latest salvo from the firm, and the advice so far is to drop everything and apply it immediately. Out-of-band releases are always interesting, and the suggestion is that the fix is a rush job to deal with some particularly nasty threats.

"If you're running Adobe Flash on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer - it's time, once again, to make sure that you're running the latest version of the software. Adobe has issued a security patch for the Flash Player tackling critical security holes that could allow a malicious hacker to gain access to your computer, infect it with malware and steal your data," said security guru Graham Cluley. 

"Most of the nearly two dozen vulnerabilities patched in Adobe's latest update could be exploited to execute malicious code on victims' computers, and relate to buffer overflow flaws, memory corruption and stack corruption. Windows and Mac users are advised to update at the earliest opportunity."

 

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Chrome has already been updated to the latest version on my computer.


Edited by JohnC_21, 22 September 2015 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2015 - 02:31 PM

23 more reasons to kill Flash Player :)

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 03:03 PM

No surprise...frequent updates are now the rule.
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 10:53 AM

Programs like Adobe or p2p sites; social network sites; browsers have always been a primary target potential because of their huge user base.

Adobe products for years were some of the most secure but once broken they became for a time one of the biggest attack vectors.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:54 AM

The only thing that Adobe Flash threatens more than your privacy is your security. Flash has been riddled with exploitable vulnerabilities.
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Posted 26 September 2015 - 10:25 AM

With this critical information, what is the alternative when programs or websites require Adobe Flash? Than you for educating me!




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